Porsche Boxster and Cayman follows the design and development of this mid-engined sports car and coupe family, from their origins in the company's concerted racing activities in the 1950s and 1960s, to the drawing board, launch and systematic evolution through successive model ranges from 1996 to 2016. There are detailed profiles and evaluation of all Boxster and Cayman derivatives, including 986, 987, 981 and 718. Specifications of the various models are given including entry-level, S, GTS and GT-4. The special Limited Editions, such as the 550 Spyder 40th Anniversary models are also included. The book covers some of the author's international driving experiences at the wheel of Boxster and Cayman including the Bilster Berg race circuit and Tour Auto. There is also an intriguing interview with successful racer Rebecca Jackson, who describes the techniques of Boxster racing and demonstrates the versatility of this best-handling of all Porsche sports cars.
|Publisher:||The Crowood Press UK|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
John Tipler is a motoring writer and historian who contributes to numerous motoring magazines and has written many books on the subject. His extensive background in the motor industry includes spells in the John Player Motorsport Press Office, and at the Motor Industry Research Unit. His interest spreads across many makes and models, but he is inevitably drawn towards sporting cars, classics, and motorbikes. He is a regular contributor to 911 & Porsche World, Classic Porsche, Total 911 and Porsche Post magazines. Johnny writes on new car launches, important historic vehicles, specialist tuners, drivers and restorers, and also covers international classic events like the Spa Six Hours, Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans, the Nurburgring Old Timer and Monte Carlo Historic Rally. Johnny raced a Porsche 914 GT/4 in La Carrera Panamericana in 2011 and has a close affinity with the event that launched Porsche's Carrera models. His books include Alfa Romeo Berlinas, Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupé, La Carrera Panamericana, and Mini Cooper - The Real Thing!