One of the most definitive objects of lust in the car world is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Porsche 911 first made its way into the world in 1963 as the Porsche 901. The name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car numbers, but the name wasn’t the attraction as much as the car’s iconic look, a design that has endured and evolved through half a century. The recent announcement of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo proves that this car will continue to dazzle for years to come.
The Porsche 911 Book published by teNeues celebrates the car from the beginning until the present tracing evolutions such as the Carrera with its insouciant ducktail rear spoiler belying its lightning-fast performance. For the 50th birthday of the brand, automotive photographer René Staud, whose The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book has also been published by teNeues, photographs key models, showcasing the 911 legacy in vibrant color. His work gives these already sexy beasts another layer of glossy, glamorous appeal.
The 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inch volume features 225 color photographs and text by Jürgen Lewandowski rendered in English, German, French, Russian, and Chinese. It sells for $125 and would make a great Father’s Day gift for the sports car lover in your life.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.