by R.M. Clarke
The first entirely new Porsche in 16 years the body of the 911 was completely new yet unmistakably Porsche. It came with disc brakes all round and a 5-speed manual box, the engine being a flat 6. As a result of racing development the 911S was introduced in 1966 with a net power of 160bhp, Weber carburettors and a top speed of 137mph. 1968 saw the addition of the popular Sportomatic gear box with its combination of manual and automatic drive.
American emission laws drove Porsche to develop a mechanical fuel injection system which also gave more power, they called the model 911E. 1969 saw the lengthening of the wheelbase by 2.25 inches to improve the handling. This is a book of contemporary road tests, new model introductions, development history, technical & specification data, long-term tests, driver's impressions.
Models covered include: 911, 911S, 911L, 911E, Sportomatic, Targa.
Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection of road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long term tests, and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines. The regular Road Test series contain 100 pages with approximately 200 illustrations.
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