Classic Porsche magazine reviewed the Carrera 2.7 book in the January/February, 2016 issue #33:
Over the last 40 years the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS has been covered in dozens of books and articles, yet its successor, the Carrera 2.7 MFI – a car with the identical engine and similar DNA – remains either largely unknown or misunderstood, even by long-time Porsche enthusiasts. This new work tells the complete story of these remarkable, yet unheralded sports cars.
The Carrera 2.7 book has been meticulously researched using the Porsche factory archives, private collections, period documentation and intensive study. With over 800 photos in its 406 pages, author Ryan Snodgrass's masterwork has covered everything anyone would ever want to know about this intriguing model.
Content includes comprehensive discussion of original options, photos of key details, insights into factory production and competition history. A considerable amount of this material has never before been published. 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.
A Limited Edition of 2500 numbered hardcover copies have been produced in, enclosed within a protective slipcase. Price? £166.25, and worth every penny.
The mid-1970s were dark times for the automotive industry, especially for high-performance cars as manufacturers worldwide struggled to comply with new emissions and safety regulations, let alone deliver a satisfying driving experience. Then—out of nowhere—Porsche dropped a bombshell, announcing a turbocharged series production supercar: the 3.0-liter 930 Turbo was an instant sensation. From its inception Porsche's mission has been about competition, engineering excellence and pushing the boundaries of what is possible—leading never following. Porsche's 3.0-liter Turbo was THE car of the 1970s and 80s, establishing Porsche as a top-tier manufacturer.
Parabolica Press's second Porsche book—Turbo 3.0—continues the theme of being carefully researched using the Porsche factory archives, private collections, period documentation and intensive study. Available for pre-order now in two individually numbered editions, the Limited Edition and the Publisher's Edition, both contain significant never before published material.
Interested in contributing to the upcoming Turbo 3.0 book? It takes a generous community to produce comprehensive books on such a focused topic. Have a question you would love to see answered by the book? We can't promise it will be in there, but send it our way! We are always looking for period photographs as well as photos of unusual original details on the 3.0-liter Turbos.
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