111 PORSCHE STORIES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

What came first - the Porsche or the Beetle? Which Porsche racing car set every world record in the very year it was first presented in racing at Monza? And who is "Sascha"? Immerse yourself in the unique and visionary world of Porsche: in tales of secret prototypes, fascinating photos from the Porsche archives, magic words such as "Carrera" and inside stories that have never yet been told in this way. For more than three decades Wilfried Müller has been writing about cars, about people who make cars, and about the daredevils who drive them. Born in Cologne, he travelled around the world for many years as a motor-sports reporter, later wrote numerous books, and discovered his passion for Porsche, a theme that occupies him to this day. Wilfried Müller lives in New Zealand with his wife and two children.

Steve McQueen catches up with the paper during a break in filming his movie, "Le Mans", while sitting in his 917 racer.

The 1989 Panamericana concept forecast the 911 styling direction.

Walter Rohrl demonstrates his rally mastery at the wheel of the Carrera GT.

A collection of 550 Spyders lounge outside Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory in 1956.

A pristine arctic white 2016 911R sits nose-to-nose with its 1967 predecessor.

Ferry Porsche stands in 1968 with a fleet of the company's 911 sports cars. He is flanked by his sons (right) and nephew, Ferdinand Piech, who subsequently ran the Volkswagen Group.

The 1978 928 introduced unorthodox notions to the Porsche family, with its front-mounted water-cooled V8 engine. Today, this configuration is typical of Porsche's non-core models, while its sports car continue with the original rear- and mid-mounted flat engine configuration.

A 1970s advertising photo for the 911 2.7 RS Carrera.

In 1983, this all-wheel drive 911 raced across 3,000 miles of desert.

This is the 911 as it was introduced to the public in this 1964 advertising photo.