am 7. Januar 2000
As a Porsche owner and enthusiast, we fall into two camps when it comes to our cars: 1. We want to take care of them and/or 2. We want them to go faster.
Bruce Anderson takes care of us all with an upfront guide to getting the most out of your engine, suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires. He cuts though all the marketing junk out there and makes firm recommendations on what modifications to perform or dodge and the parts and sources that have worked for him and others in the past.
Largely based on his advice and help, I built a turbo 911 from 288 horsepower to 450 horses over two years for about 10 grand. If not for this book, I'd still be sorting through the "creative truths" provided by Porsche aftermarket suppliers. If you're even thinking about doing something like this, or if you just want to take better care of your car, this book is pennies on the dollar.
am 17. Mai 2000
I found that the book provides adequate coverage of most areas, however, it falls short of the sort of detail I was anticipating. I guess if your purpose is to become acquainted with the marquee and its evolution you'll get a good synopsis. If, however, you are inclined to further tinker with your car, the performance chapter of the book is fairly imprecise. If I wanted a list of tuners I would buy Excellence and read the ads. It falls short on discussing realiability and driveability given the suggested mods. From an editing point of view it does not help that the pictures are lagging several pages behind the text. Otherwise a fine book giving you a bit of everything. Beefing up the DIY mods would make it perfect.
am 25. November 1998
Bruce Anderson, author of several Porsche books, has created a book that any Porsche enthusiast who aspires to learn the technical wizardry behind these machines shouldn't be without. The book, now in its second edition, covers all 911 models through 1996 and includes detailed photos, charts, and diagrams that will allow you to determine how effective that engine rebuild, exhaust modification, brake upgrade, suspension change, or chip switch will be. And for those who are not yet owners a chapter on buying a used 911 covers what parts of the car warrant a detailed inspection, descriptions of where the car wears quickly, and details on the known problems for various models.
am 25. November 1998
If you own a Porsche and want to take care of it, or know more about it, you need this book. The information contained in the book is invaluable and it will quickly become your reference espically if you intend on upgrading, modifying or improving your car.