Porsche And Me by Hans Mezger
Hans Mezger with Peter Morgan

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The autobiography of Porsche’s most talented engineer. Hans Mezger joined Porsche in 1956 and within a few years was responsible for the design of both the early 1960s F1 engine and subsequently led the design of the six cylinder 911 engine. In 1965 he became head of the new race design office under the charismatic Ferdinand Piëch. Mezger led the development of all the iconic race prototypes of the 1960s, climaxing in the unforgettable 917 program. He was a principal contributor to all sixteen of Porsche’s victories in the famed Le Mans 24 Hours. When the McLaren-TAG F1 team came to Porsche for a turbo engine in the 1980s, he led the design and development that resulted in three consecutive F1 constructors’ titles. This personal account of a dedicated and loyal Porsche engineer will touch every enthusiast's heart and underline why the name of Porsche is so respected todaytobiography of Porsche’s most talented engineer. Hans Mezger joined Porsche in 1956 and within a few years was responsible for the design of both the early 1960s F1 engine and subsequently led the design of the six cylinder 911 engine. In 1965 he became head of the new race design office under the charismatic Ferdinand Piëch. Mezger led the development of all the iconic race prototypes of the 1960s, climaxing in the unforgettable 917 program. He was a principal contributor to all sixteen of Porsche’s victories in the famed Le Mans 24 Hours. When the McLaren-TAG F1 team came to Porsche for a turbo engine in the 1980s, he led the design and development that resulted in three consecutive F1 constructors’ titles. This rickly personal account of a dedicated and loyal Porsche engineer will touch every enthusiast's heart and underline why the name of Porsche is so respected today.
 

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Hans Mezger joined Porsche in 1956 and was a principal contributor to the auto manufacturer's success over the next 35 years. With key responsibilities for the 1960s F1 program, design leadership for the first 911 production engine and leader of the famed 1960s Race Design office that turned out the legendary 917s, Mezger led Porsche's development of turbo-charging with the astonishing 1100hp 917/30 and its application to the iconic 911 Turbo. When McLaren needed a race winning solution for F1, it was Mezger who delivered the TAG-turbo and as a result, three consecutive world championships.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Peter Morgan Media Ltd. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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