February 07, 2016
Motor Klassik magazine review from the March 2016 issue:
Der Carrera 2.7 RS von 1972/73 ist die Porsche-911-Ikone, manche liegen preislich über einer Million Euro. Dabei haben wenige Sammler auf dem Radar, dass es auch das G-Modell von 1974 bis 1976 mit dem legendären 210-PS-Motor des RS gab. Im Preis liegen diese bei einem Viertel bis einem Drittel dessen, was ein RS kostet.
Wer sich dazu einlesen möchte, dem sei das Buch "Carrera 2.7" von Ryan Snodgrass wärmstens ans Herz gelegt: Auf 406 Seiten mit mehr als 800 Abbildungen behandelt der Amerikaner in englischer Sprache wirklich alle Aspekte des Autos, von der Entwicklung über Ausstattung und Farben bis zum Rennsport.
May 30, 2018
May 18, 2018
Following its domination of the Can-Am racing series in 1972 and 1973, Porsche used its experience with turbocharging technology gained in motorsports for serial sports car production. Launched in 1975 with a turbocharged flat-six engine, flared wheel arches to accommodate wider wheels, and unmistakable “whale tail” rear spoiler, the 930 Turbo was revolutionary in its performance. It was the fastest German production car upon its introduction, helping Porsche to fortify its reputation as a seminal sports car manufacturer.
Following in the considerable wake of his award-winning Carrera 2.7, author Ryan Snodgrass again hones in with laser-like focus on just a single variant of the iconic 930 Turbo—the earliest 3.0-liter examples produced from September 1974 through June 1977—tracing the model’s roots and origin during an era that is often referred to as a dark time for performance cars.
May 10, 2018
Ryan Snodgrass is an excellent storyteller who proved capable of making the subject of a single Porsche model – the 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI – engaging reading supplemented with exceptional documentation. That book had no shortcomings.
However, when Snodgrass set out to relate the planning, engineering, styling, and development history of the Typ 930, he used his own work as his benchmark. Then he reset it a great deal higher with his latest book turbo 3.0. This work – throughout – tends to humble the word “encyclopedic” as Snodgrass explores every element of turbocharging and the turbocharged Porsche 911 in detailed photos, diagrams, and documents. There are pages (and pages) of paint color representations, a complete series on actual cars, and an astonishing chart identifying ALL Turbo 3.0 colors and the frequency of their appearance in 1975, 1976, and 1977.
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