"Carrera RS": the ultimate RS collector book

The new Carrera RS collectors book is the latest and greatest edition stemming from the famed sold-out Porsche Carrera RS books published in 1992

Written and published by Dr. Thomas Gruber and Dr. Georg Konradsheim, the book comes in two versions, English (brown/yellow) and German (yellow/brown) and is limited to 3000 copies per language.

New archived documents 

At 434 total pages, this new 2015 book adds 178 more pages to the previous edition. The research for the new edition spanned over three full years with Porsche giving the authors a vast amount of photographs from the Porsche Historical Archive and period photographers that illustrates the lengthy motorsport career of this legendary model. The addition of internal documents helped detail the continuous work done to improve the design and components of this masterful vehicle.

The Carrera legend

 The book begins with a brief history of the “Carrera legend” starting from the Carrera Panamericana race across Mexico in the 50’s and then transitions into the The Porsche 916 prototype, which deservedly received its own chapter.

The RSR and collectors list

 The book does a fantastic job going into detail on the development and technical specifications of the Carrera RS including all optional equipment available on the car. The racing career of RSR race version is extremely documented.

 The authors were sure to include a list of all 1,580 Carrera RS built, giving all production details on colors, equipment and interior making it the ideal reference book for aficionados, collectors and restorers.  

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Tags book review, carrera rs, porsche 916, porsche carrera, porsche rsr