Book Details
Author: Dieter Landenberger, Jurgen Gassebner
Format: Hardcover, 11 1/4” by 11 1/4”, 252 pages
Photos: 69 black-and-white and 333 color
ISBN: 978-3-943573-19-0
Price: $60.00
Porsche Sounds (Second Edition) Porsche Sounds (Second Edition)
This updated and expanded edition of Porsche Sounds adds 20 new pages and more than 100 photographs. It brings the Porsche story up to date with text and images covering newer cars such as the 918 Spyder hybrid, the Macan compact SUV, and the 919 Hybrid prototype that brought Porsche its 17th Le Mans victory in 2015.

Written by Porsche Museum director Dieter Landenberger and Jurgen Gassebner, Porsche Sounds reviews the German marque’s history and motorsports achievements, from the early years of founder Ferdinand Porsche through the present day. With text in German and English, the book’s chapters address major cars and eras in Porsche history, such as the launch of the Porsche 356 in 1948 and its successor, the enduring Porsche 911, in 1964.
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Special emphasis is given to 30 cars whose engine sounds are recorded on a compact disc packaged inside the book’s front cover. These include the very first 356 Roadster, the 1962 804 Formula One car, the 1969 12-cylinder 917 prototype, the 1974 911 Turbo, and the 2004 911 Carrera S. Porsche Sounds takes readers on a stunning audiovisual tour through more than seven decades of success on the road and at the track.

The compact disc included with Porsche Sounds features engine sounds from the following cars:

1. 1948 356 Number 1 Roadster (35 HP Flat Four)
2. 1954 356 1500 (55 HP Flat Four)
3. 1958 356A 1500 GS Carrera (100 HP Flat Four)
4. 1956 550A Spyder (135 HP Flat Four)
5. 1961 718 W-RS Spyder (240 HP Flat Eight)
6. 1962 804 Formula One (240 HP Flat Eight)
7. 1964 901 Coupe (130 HP Flat Six)
8. 1964 904 Carrera GTS (240 HP Flat Eight)
9. 1967 910/8 (270 HP Flat Eight)
10. 1970 917 4.9 Coupe (630 HP V12)
11. 1970 917/30 Spyder (1,200 HP V12 Turbo)
12. 1972 911 Carrera RS (210 HP Flat Six)
13. 1974 911 Turbo 3.0 (260 HP Flat Six Turbo)
14. 1977 911 Turbo 3.3 (300 HP Flat Six Turbo)
15. 1976 935 (590 HP Flat Six Turbo)
16. 1977 928 (240 HP V8)
17. 1978 911 SC (180 HP Flat Six Turbo)
18. 1978 911 SC Safari (250 HP Flat Six)
19. 1982 956 C (620 HP Flat Six Turbo)
20. 1986 959 Paris-Dakar (400 HP Flat Six Turbo)
21. 1990 911 Turbo 964 (320 HP Flat Six Turbo)
22. 1995 911 Turbo (993) (408 HP Flat Six Turbo)
23. 1995 911 GT 2 (993) (430 HP Flat Six Turbo)
24. 2002 911 Carrera 4S (996) (302 HP Flat Six)
25. 2004 911 GT3 Cup (996) (390 HP Flat Six)
26. 2003 Carrera GT (612 HP V10)
27. 2004 911 Carrera S (997) (355 HP Flat Six)
28. 2008 RS Spyder (508 HP V8)
29. 2002 Cayenne 6 (340 HP V8)
30. 2010 Panamera Turbo (500 HP V8 Twin Turbo)

“When it comes to the sound a Porsche’s flat-six engine makes, words can’t do it justice ... Knowing this, Porsche Sounds includes a CD with 30 recordings of storied Porsches to accompany the visual history in a lush coffee-table format.”
—Road & Track

“Beautiful graphics, high quality paper and a linen cover make this a joy to pick up and peruse.”
—Vintage Motorsport
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