Announcing Turbo 3.0 — Parabolica Press's Second Porsche Book

April 28, 2017

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 Turbo became THE car of the 1970s and 80s, establishing Porsche as a top-tier manufacturer.

Parabolica Press's second book—Turbo 3.0—dives deep into the development, production and mystique behind the three years of Porsche's 3.0-liter Turbo produced from 1975 to 1977. The book 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 Editionboth contain significant never before published material including:

  • comprehensive discussions of original options including close-up photos of key details
  • previously unpublished photos showcasing factory production of the 3.0-liter Turbo
  • exploration of special one-off models produced for executives, Porsche family members, special customers and motor show introductions
  • privateer racing exploits of the 3.0-liter Turbo along with the development of the Martini Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 and 934/934.5 race cars
  • details from interviews with factory engineers, development drivers and racing pilots involved with making Porsche's original Turbo a success
  • summarized assembly line changes for the entire 1975–1977 3.0-liter Turbo production

The Turbo 3.0 book will undoubtedly be the definitive book about the immortal 3.0-liter Turbo and is essential reading for owners, restorers, historians, enthusiasts or anyone who has ever owned, driven or simply lusted after Porsche's first turbocharged supercar.

Offset printed on the highest-quality paper and enclosed within a protective slipcase, only 2,500 individually numbered hardcover copies of the Turbo 3.0: Limited Edition will be sold.

The exclusive Turbo 3.0: Publisher's Edition is offered in a individually signed and numbered series limited to just 300 copies. Only available direct from Parabolica Press, the Publisher's Edition differs from the Limited Edition with several unique and extra special surprise features included within a bespoke clamshell box designed specifically for the Publisher's Edition. Additionally, the Publisher's Edition carries on Parabolica Press's theme of offering a “behind the scenes” look into aspects for how each book is produced. The Turbo 3.0 Behind the Scenes Supplement continues where the Carrera 2.7: Publisher's Edition Supplement left off by exploring the deep research necessary to produce books at this level, peering through the viewfinder of several photographers and, finally, understanding how artistic concepts become reality for several commissioned illustrations. 

See more details comparing the Limited Edition to the Publisher's Edition.

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