Porsche launched a legend with the introduction of the 550 Spyder in 1953. The diminutive roadster was powered by a mid-mounted 1.5-liter boxer-four and won the first race it entered at the Nurburgring Eifel Race. Going on to be billed as the "giant killer", the 550 cemented Porsche's racing history and served as a blueprint for the company's cars. Porsche 550 Spyder is an exhaustive history of the type, created with access to Porsche's internal archives. Over 304 pages and 251 color illustrations, photographs, and blueprints, the history of one of Porsche's most important creations is documented. Limited to 1,500 copies, each volume is individually numbered and contained in packaging that serves as a display case.