By: Peter Morgan .
This is the compelling story of the Porsche 917, acclaimed as the greatest racing car of all time in an expert poll conducted by Motor Sport magazine in 1997.
Fuelled by bitter rivalry within one of the world's richest automobile families in the late 1960s, the 917 became the focus of an obsessive determination to win the greatest race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours. When that momentous goal had been achieved, the 917 shifted up a gear and challenged the best in the unrestricted arena of North America's Can Am series.
With first hand accounts of the surviving drivers, engineers and technicians, this is the story of the car that dominated international motorsport from 1969 to 1973.
Internationally acknowledged writer and Porsche expert, Peter Morgan, puts the reader in the driving seat of a 250mph racing car on tracks so dangerous that today most are just feared memories.
Graphically capturing the passion and the controversy of the period, Porsche 917, The Winning Formula is the result of painstaking research and unprecedented access to Porsche's records.
Peter Morgan has had a lifelong interest in motor racing and has raced in karts, Formula Ford and sports cars. He is a freelance contributor to the motoring press worldwide and has had several previous books published on Porsche.