Articles tagged Ernst Fuhrmann

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Porsche 928S

Series 2 Porsche’s success in the world markets, and particularly in Britain, throughout the recession remains a phenomenon. A brief cutback in production in 1982 was the result of lower demand in the States as the 928 model temporarily lost ground in the performance market and the 924 model yielded to the 944, but in the UK it was business as usual with higher registration figures being...

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When the Singer led the band

In 34 years as a technical chief at Porsche, Norbert Singer oversaw a host of successful sports-racing cars. His retirement from the company last year gave him an opportunity to look back with Gary Watkins at the models he masterminded... Porsche Carrera RSR: Career: 1973-87 Major wins: Daytona 1973, '75 & '77; Sebring '73, '76 & '77; Targa Florio '73; World Championship 4; IMSA 37...

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Porsche's hottest numbers

In 60 years the Stuttgart firm has produced some glorious cars. Picking the 10 best models would be tricky enough, but the 10 best individual chassis? Time to turn to a true Porsche expert… By Michael Cotton There was a time when I did not care for Porsches at all. There, heresy confessed! My school exercise books were covered in drawings of Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix cars, beautiful front-...

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Interview

A return to Formula 1 for Porsche's Hans Mezger In the 15 years that the Ford Cosworth DFV V8 reigned, almost supreme, in Grand Prix racing only Ferrari provided unbroken opposition. Renault broke the mould with their 1.5-litre turbocharged engine which made its debut at the British Grand Prix in 1977, at first a no-hope laughing stock but taken increasingly seriously as it became faster, then...

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German high performance

Motor Sport visits the BMW and Porsche factories and tests representative models On arrival at Stuttgart Airport last month, we found awaiting us a maroon Porsche Carrera and a grey Porsche 1,600. The Editor was put into the Carrera, his colleague drove the 1,600, and thus we arrived at the Porsche works in the pleasant factory suburb of Zuffenhausen. The rear-engined, air-cooled flat-four...

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Porsches in extremis - the 935 specials

As is often the case in Porsche lore, the 935 spawned numerous iterations, some ushered in by the factory, the bulk of them by privateer teams after Weissach lost interest. Of the former, perhaps the most bizarre was the one-off 'Baby' built by Porsche simply because it could. In 1977 the 935 steamroller ensured a clean sweep in the World Championship of Makes, the same being true of the German...

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Happy Birthday Porsche 911!

Twenty years ago, at the Frankfurt Auto Salon in 1963, Dr Ferry Porsche unveiled the Porsche 901 which, through an accident of fate, was renamed the 911 by the time it went into production 12 months later. The British public had its first sighting of the sports car destined for an illustrious career at Earls Court in October, and this month the most powerful normally aspirated version of the 911...

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Classic quartet

This month, we profile four classic sports cars of the 1970s, and point out some of the pitfalls potential buyers may face. Sports car fans were spoiled for choice in the 1970s. The fastest and most exotic machines came from Italy in the form of the V12-powered Ferraris and Lamborghinis and V8 Maseratis, but all the while the Italians produced a second layer of smaller, less expensive though...

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The perfection of power

Porsche's Stuttgart museum captures the 911's evolution from road car to Le Mans victor. Here we select some peaks writer Damien Smith, photographer Matthew Howell * 1972 2.7 Carrera RS & 1974 2.1 Carrera RSR Turbo You've read Vic Elford's account of the 911's pioneering years in competition. Here, a colourful new chapter began, one suitably `gonzo' for the lairy, hairy 1970s. First, there's...

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Porsche 935

It was a winner from the outset, the inspiration for the outlandish ‘Moby Dick’, and it’s still making its mark in classic races. Just don’t call the 935 a road car… By Richard Heseltine Just to prove that dying embers burn hottest, the De Varzarez Enterprises squad droned around to claim surprise honours in the 1984 Sebring 12 Hours. That would be surprise in the pejorative sense. Few would have...

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