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Porsche Sounds is a book worth listening to

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Article by Benjamin Shahrabani
Photos by Damon Lowney

The book: Porsche Sounds
Author: Dieter Landenberger
Publisher: Earbooks (April, 2016)
Pages: 250

Written in both English and German, with the full cooperation from Porsche's Historical Archives — author Dieter Landenberger happens to be a director there — this well-produced coffee table book takes us on a photographic and sonorous journey through the company’s storied history for both its road cars and motorsport, complete from the earliest 356 to the latest 919 Hybrid.

Landenberger writes a well-conceived, researched, and informative text, and saw fit to include a plethora of wonderfully-reproduced photographs, illustrations, and posters as perhaps only someone so intertwined with the company could. Books on Porsche are certainly not a rarity, but what makes this book unique is the inclusion of a CD that contains the stereophonic reproductions of thirty of Porsche's engines, starting with the first Porsche, the “No. 1” mid-engined 356, and continuing through to the latest Panamera Turbo, with plenty of standouts in between. Very high quality from both its concept to the materials, Porsche Sounds is an audio and visual treat for Porschefiles. 

Just like the company tagline, there is no substitute…for the unique sound of a Porsche. 

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