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The soul of Porsche's legendary Carrera 2.7 RS lives on within the Carrera 2.7 MFI

Serious automotive enthusiasts consider Porsche’s Carrera 2.7 RS to be the archetypical 911…and deservedly so. The cars are light, responsive, purposeful and the type 911/83 engine delivers scintillating performance. Over the last 40 years the 2.7 RS has been covered in dozens of books and articles. Yet its successor – a car with the identical engine and similar DNA – remains either unknown or misunderstood even by long-time Porsche enthusiasts. That car is the Carrera 2.7 MFI. This book tells the complete story of these remarkable, unheralded sports cars.

The Carrera 2.7 book has been meticulously researched using the Porsche factory archives, private collections, period documentation and intensive study. The book attempts to cover everything an owner, restorer, historian or enthusiast would want to know about this intriguing 911 variant. Content includes comprehensive discussion of original options, photos of key details, insights into factory production, competition history and a considerable amount of material never before published. Although primarily focused on the top-of-the-line mechanically-fuel injected Carrera 2.7, this book will also prove valuable to enthusiasts of any of the Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models produced during the mid-1970s.

Since the book’s international release at the end of October 2015, the Carrera 2.7 book has been enthusiastically received around the world by readers and the media. It was Octane's Book of the Month (April 2016), Total 911 magazine listed it as #1 on their "2016 Must Read List" and GT Porsche called it "one of those Porsche books you just cannot put down." Read more reviews of the Carrera 2.7 book.

“Carrera 2.7 is one of those Porsche books you just cannot put down. It is a perfect example of how to write a modern super detailed and beautifully designed text on a specific car.” “excels in terms of research, writing style, design and the huge amount of contemporary and studio photography” “a fantastic work and an essential for any serious Porsche book collector”
GT Porsche magazine

"Before reading Carrera 2.7, I had always considered the model to be a tiny aspect of the Porsche 911 story, a stop gap model that bridged the gap between the iconic 2.7RS and the start of the EFI 3.0 and 3.2 litre cars. While that may be one way to consider the model, Ryan Snodgrass’ comprehensive book shows just how pivotal the ‘Euro Carrera’ 2.7 model was, both in the influence over subsequent models and the effect on the 930." 
Historic Racer

“Although primarily focused on the MFI-equipped Carrera 2.7, this book will also prove valuable to enthusiasts of any of the Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models produced during the mid-1970s.”
Classic Porsche magazine

“Detailed part photos turn this book into an ultimate restoration guide as well as encyclopedic buyer’s reference”
Road Scholars magazine

Award Winning Porsche Carrera 2.7 Book


Details

  • 406 pages, hardcover with slipcase
  • 684 color photos, 146 b/w photos, 50 illustrations
  • Over 530 never-before-published photos
  • 10.6 × 12.28 inches (27.0 × 31.2 cm)
  • Author: Ryan Snodgrass
  • Designer: Christoph Mäder
  • Published: October 2015 by Parabolica Press

News

Porsche Fahrer Review – January 2017

December 04, 2016

Seit Jahren gilt „Carrera RS“ als das Standardwerk zum Fachgebiet Bürzel-Elfer, nun hat es mit „Carrera 2.7“ ein würdiges Erbe erhalten. Mit der gleichen Akribie und Tiefenschärfe widmet sich Ryan Snodgrass dem 210 PS starken Carrera der nachfolgenden 911-Generation: Über die Form der Radläufe, die unterschiedlichen Spezial-Modelle und die korrekte Bestückung des Bordwerkzeugs wird eingehend und detailliert referiert. Und welche Aufnäher an den Sicherheitsgurten sind historisch korrekt? Ryan Snodgrass liefert Antworten! Mehr als in diesem Buch steht, gibt es zum lange nur wenig beachteten Sujet Carrera 2.7 derzeit nicht zu wissen – und weil das Buch auch optisch bezaubernd aufbereitet ist, wird es wohl schon bald ein Sammlerstück sein. Ganz so wie sein offensichtliches Vorbild „Carrera RS“  

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Porsche Road & Race Review – November 2016

November 26, 2016

November 24, 2016 review by Glen Smale on Porsche Road & Race: Much has been written about the Porsche 911, in fact there are few manufacturers in the world, that could boast as having as many books written about one of their models. But as can be expected, many of these books cover selected top models, and those perceived as less salubrious models are usually relegated to books covering all models.  Fresh attention though has been directed at the classic car market in recent years, with the result that prices have been rising steadily for the more sought after models. Those who are fortunate enough to be Porsche enthusiasts, will have seen the prices of the Carrera RS 2.7 skyrocket, although...

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911 & Porsche World – November 2016

November 16, 2016

CARRERA 2.7 BIBLE: Spare a thought for the poor old Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 of 1974. Until recently, it was almost invisible in the shadow of its more illustrious sibling, the Camera 2.7 RS. And yet the Camera 27 shared an identical engine and much of its DNA, including the wide-hipped shell, with the attention-grabbing RS. Of late, market values have grown to reflect its true place in the Porsche pantheon. And now you can celebrate this relatively unsung hero with a new book dedicated to the model. Meticulously researched by author [Ryan] Snodgrass using Porsche archive material, period documentation and access to private collections, Carrera 2.7 sports over 800 images among its 406 pages and includes the complete story, from...

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Carrera 2.7 Shortlisted for Prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards

October 22, 2016

We are ecstatic that the Carrera 2.7 book has been shortlisted for the "Publication of the Year" category in the prestigious 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards (IHMA). Considered to be the "Academy Awards" of the historic automotive world, the IHMA searches to find the ‘best of the best’ within the international historic motoring community, culminating with the red carpet black-tie awards ceremony at the magnificent Guildhall in London on November 17th. Launched in 2011, the IHMA categories celebrate the diversity, achievements and depth within the worldwide historic motoring industry. Presented in association with Octane magazine and EFG Private Bank, the panel of expert judges assess the nominees that have been shortlisted in each category. Judges such as Derek Bell, car designer Peter Stevens and Pink Floyd drummer and...

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