Car Craft 2: Porsche 911

Car Craft 2: Porsche 911

By Lance Cole


The aim of this innovative series is to provide modelmakers and car enthusiasts with a new standard of primarily visual reference of both full-size cars and their scale models. Each book contains detailed technical information imparted through drawings and photographs while the meticulously researched full-colour profiles provides a complete reference for paint schemes and markings. In addition, every volume of the CarCraft series features summaries of design histories and operational careers, and reviews of available kits.

Recognised as one of the most important sports cars in the history of the automobile, Porsche’s 911 represents a vital story in the annals of the design and driving of the motor car. This new book delivers an innovative format to the car enthusiast by covering the engineering, design, and modelling of Porsche’s 911 series.

A true icon, 911 is the designer legend – and a driving tool par excellence: the 911 stemmed from the Porsche 356 yet created a new era and a new international definition of style amid a global motor sport record of success across race and rally events

Here in CarCraft title Number Two, experienced automotive writer, industrial designer and Porsche enthusiast Lance Cole pays tribute to the car in a detailed yet engaging commentary. New photography, the design story, and full coverage of the modelling options in synthetic materials and die cast metals, create a narrative of vital interest.

Vintage Airfix Review:

Having been lucky to have raced a Porsche 911 Turbo round a track on a couple of occasions, I know first hand just how well a race ready 911 drives. But that was a long time ago.

Reading through this book from the Car Craft series brought back some great memories and the need for another 911 model kit. The ones mentioned in the book are THE best on the market, a couple are well out of my league.

Packed with technical information and written in Lance Cole’s recognisable manner making this edition very enjoyable and, in my case, potentially expensive. “I need a Porsche in my life”.

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