Archive for Items Categorized 'German', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

BMW i: Visionary Mobility

by Andreas Braun 

A year before this book came out, BMW i became the “official mobility partner” of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Music and Arts?? Well, BMW wants to win hearts and minds—the future isn’t here yet, its shape not yet locked in, and it involves a whole lot more than dreaming up sleek cars.

Porsche Boxster

by Robert McGowan

The 911 faithful had still not fully embraced the 928 let alone the 944 when Porsche unveiled a mid-engined concept car in 1993. A quarter century later and now in its second generation (fourth if you count the Cayman) the Boxster is doing just fine.

Sporterfolge

by Tony Adriaensens

Sporting Successes indeed. Porsche is no stranger to them but that’s not really where the success of this quite unique book comes in. It’s photos, hundreds of photos, most of which never before published.

Powered by Porsche, The Alternative Race Cars

by Roy Smith

“Everyone” knows that Porsche makes serious race cars—but even Porsche geeks will surely not know just how many other makes and teams used Porsche motors and know-how to better their own fortunes, often enough in competition against the provider.

Holy Halls: The Secret Vehicle Collection of Mercedes-Benz

by Christof Vieweg

This book won’t tell you where the 12 nondescript buildings are in which Mercedes-Benz stores its collection of over a thousand cars (!) but it shows you what’s in them. Your calculator will melt down trying to keep up with the tab!

Rudolf Uhlenhaut

by Wolfgang Scheller and Thomas Pollak 

The legendary Mercedes engineer was a hands-on wrencher and a good enough driver to embarrass professional shoes. He valued teamwork and hated blowing his own horn—which is why this is the first-ever comprehensive biography.

70 Years of Porsche Sports Cars

by Josef Arweck

Porsche began as a maker of sports cars, and it turned 70 the year this book came out. True that. But no matter what the title may imply, the book is not about sports cars.

Porsche Milestones

by Wilfried Müller

These days, Porsche claims to have the highest profit per unit sold of any car company in the world. That won’t make buyers feel good but this book shows what Porsche does with all that loot—develop more stuff that stretches the envelope.

50 Years Porsche 914

by Jürgen Lewandowski

One of those misunderstood cars (think Dino, Montreal, NSX) that only later in life is getting the attention it deserved all along. Thorough and colorful, this book might awaken a whole new tier of collectors.

Legendary: The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

by Heike Hintzsch

In 2011 Porsche returned to the World Endurance Championship and vowed to win Le Mans. They did. More than once. This is the story.

Porsche Werks Team

by Frank Kayser and Heike Hientzsch

Try doing any job for 24 hours straight, even as part of a team, and you know the toll it takes. Basically a photo essay, this book offers many unusual, clever, inspiring visuals to capture the mood.

Gulf 917

by Ray Gillottti

The 917 story told from a specific angle, that of the John Wyer team whose tech chief really made the car fly. You may have stacks of 917 books already but you’ll not want to miss this one.