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The soul of the 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.

The Carrera 2.7 book is #1 on Total 911's "2016 'MUST READ' LIST" in the February 2016 issue. 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


Details

  • 406 pages, hardcover with slipcase
  • 684 color photos, 146 b/w photos, 50 illustrations
  • Over 530 never-before-published photos
  • 10 ¼ × 11 ¾ inches (26.0 × 29.9 cm)
  • Author: Ryan Snodgrass
  • Designer: Christoph Mäder
  • Published: October 2015 by Parabolica Press 

News

AUTOMOBILSPORT Book Review – July/Aug/Sept 2016

June 29, 2016

The Carrera 2.7 book review in issue #9 of AUTOMOBILSPORT magazine: Now come on, please - not another Porsche book? On a 911? Well, have some patience, dear reader. For despite the flood of Porsche-related reading material on the market, Ryan Snodgrass has managed to create something extraordinary. The connection to the recently relaunched definitive book on the preceding model becomes obvious at first sight. This is no surprise, as the layout and design for the 1974–76 Carrera 2.7 book was done by the same graphic designer. But it is the content and amazing details that make this one even more special. Snodgrass covers every – and we mean absolutely every – aspect of the initial impact bumper model Carrera, in the...

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Automobilismo d'Epoca Book of the Month – June 2016 (Italian)

June 09, 2016

"Book of the Month" review in the June 2016 issue of Vintage Cars: CARRERA 2.7: RIVALUTARE LE "BUMPER" Nel mondo delle Porsche 911, la parola "bumper" è associata all versioni meno desiderabili in assoluto della mitica berlinetta di Stoccarda. Forse per quella versione base i cui 150 CV, a fronte di 2,7 litri di cubatura, Sembrano una contraddizione in termini con la storia della Casa di Stoccarda. Sta di fatto che dei modelli con i "paraurtoni" necessari a rispettare l'omologazione USA, pochi parlano. E infatti la letteratura al riguardo è scarsa. Ora però c'è chi si è preso la briga di scriverne, con un libro dedicato al-mo dello più prestigioso tra i "bumper, e più che oltre desiderabile più potent:...

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Ruoteclassiche Review – June 2016 (Italian)

June 08, 2016

La 911 del dopo "RS" L'opera omnia sulla 2.7 del '74. Da veri cultori La Bibbia della Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI (la sigla che identifica i motori a iniezione meccanica) è scritta in inglese. ma non importa. È talmente ricca di notizie, immagini, foto esclusive e descrizioni dettagliate di ogni modello che la lingua è un particolare trascurabile. Con "Carrera 2.7" Ryan Snodgrass ha realizzato per l'americana Parabolica Press un libro davvero unico, facendo dell'accuratezza una dote imprescindibile. Che si percepisce in ogni pagina. partendo da un'introduzione che racconta come d modello 1975 della 911 meriti la medesima attenzione dell'iconica 2.7 RS dell'anno precedente, tesi supportata da spiegazioni sulla tecnica e la struttura della più moderna 2.7. I tre anni della...

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Historic Racer Review - May 2016

May 25, 2016

Historic Racer's review "The Beautiful Carrera Book": In this digital age of always on internet, Wikipedia, Porsche owners forums and chat groups, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was little point in buying a book about the Carrera 2.7. After all, any statistics, or information you may need can be found by swiping your iPad around Google for a while. You’re missing the point. While I love the digital age, there’s something about a good quality book that creates a sense of occasion when you sit down to open it. The first time you lift the hard cover, there is a wafting scent of fresh print. A really well produced hard back book is a tactile thing to...

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