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Elferspot Magazine - March 2021

March 18, 2021

Expensive as hell, but it works. Many of us in the German-speaking world know this advertising slogan from days long past. Whether the dandruff shampoo addressed back then actually worked is something we cannot prove. But we dare to say that the slogan, which is admittedly a bit dusty, is absolutely true for the Porsche book recommendation that now follow. They are indeed expensive, but they work. And how!

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Octane Magazine — Turbo 3.0 Review

September 18, 2019

Review of the Turbo 3.0 book in Octane magazine's October 2019 issue:

We'll come clean: this book was released last year but our review copy was mislaid during Octane's hastily carried-out office relocation form Bedfordshite to London. It's author, Ryan Snodgrass, very kindly offered to send us another one—and we're so glad he did, because this is a truly exceptional work.

A companion volume to Snodgrass' previous magnum opus, Carrera 2.7, this mammoth 536-page tribute to the Porsche 911 Turbo is printed on creamy archival paper and presented in a stout slipcase. Pay extra for the 300-off Publisher's Edition and you get an even stouter clamshell box that additionally houses convincing reproductions of Porsche ephemera such as press releases and photos, and actual 35mm colour slides, plus a 20-page supplement on how the book was put together.

Is either version worth the money? Emphatically yes, because the level of detail and the production values are stunning. To give just two examples: expert financial book-keepers were hired to check the production data for all 2819 Turbos built; and because no detailed cutaway drawing was ever made of the Turbo, noted cutaway artist Makoto Ouchi was commissioned to draw on. The print specification—which apparently involved '15-micron stochastic hybrid screens' and 'special wide-gamut inks'—will have any bibliophile salivating over their silkscreened linen slipcase.

Every possible aspect of the 1975–77 Turbo is covered in depth: development, build, mechanical, design, one-offs and special editions, racing versions... There's even a spread devoted to specific tyre inflators, jacks and plastic gloves supplied by Porsche for the Turbo's space-save tyre.

As you'll have gathered, we're impressed. It's taken a while for Turbo 3.0 to make it into these pages, but it was well worth the wait.

Mark Dixon

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Panorama Editor-in-Chief picks Turbo 3.0 As Best Book

July 30, 2019

Rob Sass, Editor-in-Chief of PCA's Panorama magazine, had this to say (at 0:34:16) when asked during a Cars Yeah interview to pick his favorite automotive book:


"Ryan Snodgrass's book on early Porsche Turbos is probably the greatest single model book that I've ever seen in my life.  I have not been able to put it down since getting it. It is just full of every bit of geeky goodness about those cars. It is phenomenal."

Of course, when asked at 0:28:07 by Mark Green if manifested into a car, what kind of car would Robb Sass be, his affinity for the Turbo was clear. Sass answered he'd like to be a 1975 or 1976 Turbo Carrera, the first generation Turbo: "I think that they are kind of a little bit edgy. It was the height of the malaise era. A car I really respect as when everything else was slow and crappy, you had this car that would go 0 to 60 in about 5 seconds. Performance on par with a muscle car from ten years before at a time when people were building the Mustang II. If I could aspire to be any car...I'm not a 75-76 Turbo Carrera, but if I could that is probably what it would be as it was so shocking and so surprising and a little bit unpredictable." "Porsche never got the memo that the malaise era was going on."

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Turbo 3.0 Book Wins MOTORWORLD Buchpreis

May 23, 2019

The Turbo 3.0 book wins first place in the coveted MOTORWORLD BUCHPREIS for the Markenbuch category (best book for a single brand), which honors the best car books of the year. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 inside the Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors showroom at the Motorworld Stuttgart V8 Hotel in Böblingen, Germany.

For almost 20 years, noted automotive historian and journalist Jürgen Lewandowski has presided over the Autobuchpreis which honors the best works produced each year on automotive and motorsports topics. For 2018, MOTORWORLD Group became the primary sponsor for the Autobuchpreis, hosting the event and judging team of Jürgen Lewandowksi (chairman of the jury), Andreas Dünkel (Motorworld Group Chairman), Mark N. Backé (Grand Basel Chairman), Vittorio Strosek (Strosek Design), Michael Stoschek (Brose Chairman), Christian Steiger (Classic Cars Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Leica Camera Chairman) and Robertino Wild (Capricorn Chairman). 

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Carrera 2.7
Limited Edition

Carrera 2.7
Publisher's Edition

Turbo 3.0
Limited Edition

Turbo 3.0
Publisher's Edition
Retail Price
(before tax)
$250 USD $350 USD
SOLD OUT
$395 USD $595 USD
Estimated European Price (including VAT/duty/import) 260 EUR 399 EUR
SOLD OUT
399 EUR 599 EUR
Numbered Copies
2,500
300 (Signed)
2,500
300 (Signed)
Customer Rating Not Yet Available Not Yet Available
Language
English
English
English
English
Pages 406 pages 406 pages
+ 16 page Supplement
536 pages 536 pages
+ 20 page Supplement
Photos 684 color photos
146 b/w photos
50 illustrations
684 color photos
146 b/w photos
50 illustrations
1,113 color photos
315 b/w photos
60 illustrations
1,113 color photos
315 b/w photos
60 illustrations
Word Count
> 85,000 words
> 85,000 words
> 115,000 words
> 115,000 words
Cover Material Mexico Blue
Linen
India Red
Linen
Lime Green
Linen
Continental Orange
Linen
Case Art Slipcase Art Slipcase Art Slipcase Art Clamshell Box
Special Features None 16-page Supplement None 20-page Supplement
+ special archival folder containing historical Turbo material
Supplement None Behind the Scenes (Part 1) None Behind the Scenes (Part 2)
Index None Yes None None
Errata Yes Yes Yes Yes
Printing 4C + spot color + flood varnish
4C + spot color + flood varnish 
4C (wide-gamut ink) + three spot varnishes
4C (wide-gamut ink) + three spot varnishes
Paper acid-free, archival
semi-coated matte paper
(150 gsm)
acid-free, archival
semi-coated matte paper
(150 gsm)
acid-free, archival
matte silk paper
(170 gsm)
acid-free, archival
matte silk paper
(170 gsm)
Size 10.6 × 12.28 inches
27.0 × 31.2 cm
10.6 × 12.28 inches
27.0 × 31.2 cm
10 ¾ × 12 ¾ inches
27.3 × 32.4 cm
11 ¼ × 13 ¼ inches
28.6 × 33.7 cm
Weight 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg) 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg) 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg) 13.5 lbs (6.1 kg)
ISBN 978-0-9962682-8-8 978-0-9962682-0-2 978-0-9962682-4-0 978-0-9962682-6-4
Availability October 2015 October 2015 August 2018 August 2018
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