Exemplaire d'occasion état neuf
enior engineer Norbert Singer has retired from Porsche's race
department at Weissach after a career spanning 37 years.
In that time he has been involved in all of Porsche's 16 wins at Le Mans,
starting with improved cooling of the gearbox on the 917 model that won in
1970, to being principal designer of the 956 and 962 Group C cars that
achieved six consecutive Le Mans victories in the 1980s, and finally, the
911 GT1-98 that won in 1998.
Now, he tells the story in his fascinating biography 24:16 - that is,
24-Hours of Le Mans, 16 Porsche victories, published by Coterie Press.
With the foreword by Derek Bell MBE, it features never-seen-before imagery
from the Porsche archives and provides a fascinating insight into the
development of the racing department at Weissach, and the background to
some key decisions.
Norbert Singer's legacy is the race development of the 911 model, starting
with a commission from Dr Ernst Fuhrmann in 1972, leading to the 911 RSR
that won the Daytona 24-hours and the Targa Florio in 1973, the Turbo model
which raced in 1974, the 935 which dominated endurance racing between 1976
and 1981, and of course today's new generation 911 GT3 Cup, RS and RSR