January 07, 2016
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.
December 30, 2015
The new Carrera 2.7 book was listed in the #1 spot on Total 911's "2016 'MUST READ' LIST" in issue #135:
"This limited edition tome, of which 2,500 numbered copies have been printed, tells the complete story of the Carrera 2.7, a car relatively unknown compared to its similar-engined RS predecessor. Expertly researched and written by Ryan Snodgrass, this comprehensive compendium gives Carrera 2.7 fans and owners all the information they will ever need."
Total 911 magazines's 2016 "MUST READ" book list:
1. Carrera 2.7 by Ryan Snodgrass
2. Carrera RS by Georg Konradsheim & Thomas Gruber
3. Porsche Turbo by Randy Leffingwell
4. Porsche Sounds by Dieter Landenberger
5. The Complete Book of Porsche by Randy Leffingwell
6. Porsche Drive by Jan Baedeker
December 05, 2015
The first English-language review was published by Randy Leffingwell last week in the Road Scholars Magazine, December 2015 issue:
Ryan Snodgrass’s new Carrera 2.7 is the logical and meticulously researched follow-up to the Carrera RS history written by Drs Thomas Gruber and Georg Konradsheim and first published in 1992. The earlier book encompassed 911 RS Carrera models from 1972 through 1992 because the RS designation was the focus of its interest. Snodgrass follows a similarly tight discipline, examining the 2.7-liter models with mechanical fuel injection, a series that began with the 1972 model year and ended in early 1975 with some 1976 “Sondermodell” or special variation cars. These cars share a mystique in the U.S. with the ’72/’73 RS 2.7 in that Porsche did not export them to the states either – because they were identical in their specification and in their non-compliance to early emissions standards. Motivated by his desire in recent years to find a good example of one of these cars for himself, he undertook what is now a bible on the 2.7s.
Pages are handsomely designed, and hundreds of not-seen-before black-and-white and color images share importance with diagrams or graphics or charts. Several pages show engine or chassis or body assembly as it only could have been witnessed and photographed in the early- and mid-1970s. Detailed part photos turn this book into an ultimate restoration guide as well as encyclopedic buyer’s reference.
The photos deserve special mention because it is easy to completely lose count of how many were specially commissioned for this book. A common complaint from European readers of American-produced books on Porsche is that U.S. versions of 911s are different, which provide inaccurate references to continental readers. Snodgrass enlisted photographers not only in the U.S. but also in the U.K. and Europe to provide excellent images. What’s more, the thorough racing coverage in chapter 7 shows countless photos of these cars sideways, tricycling, or fully airborne. The captions – for all the pictures – are more than just labels and some are downright entertaining.
November 23, 2015
Vierenzestig 64: Porsche Carrera MFI: 2.7 - The Book
INTRO: Serieuze Porsche-fans zien de Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS als dé 911. En terecht. De auto’s zijn licht, flexibel, doelgericht en de 210 pk sterke 911/83 motor staat niet voor niets keer op keer in de top drie wanneer er in een poll wordt gevraagd welke 911-motor de lekkerste is. In de afgelopen 40 jaar is het verhaal van de 2.7 RS belicht in tientallen boeken en artikelen. Toch is zijn opvolger – een auto met de identieke motor en hetzelfde DNA – lange tijd onderbelicht gebleven.
Die auto is de Carrera 2.7 MFI. Een model dat in feite gelijk is aan de 2.7 RS, alleen dan voorzien van de harmonica – oftewel impact-bumpers. De modellen zijn van 1974 tot 1976 gebouwd en zijn in feite zeldzamer dan de 2.7 RS, want in die drie jaar zijn er minder dan 2.000 van gebouwd. Velen in mooie seventies kleuren als ‘blood orange’, ‘viper green’ en ‘copper brown’. In dit boek van Ryan Snodgrass – ook beheerder van de website www.carreramfi.com – wordt tot in detail het complete verhaal verteld van deze fantastische sportwagens. Het Carrera 2.7-boek is tot stand gekomen met materiaal van de archieven van Porsche, particuliere collecties, documentatie uit die tijd en intensieve studie. In het boek wordt getracht om zowel eigena- ren als restaurateurs, historici en liefhebbers te helpen om alles te weten te komen over deze intrigerende 911-variant. Zo wordt aandacht besteed aan de oorspronkelijke opties, zijn er foto’s van belangrijke details, wordt inzicht gegeven in de productie en wordt een grote hoeveelheid nooit eerder gepubliceerd materiaal getoond. Hoewel het boek in eerste plaats gaat over de Carrera’s met mechanische brandstofinjectie, is het volgens de auteur tevens een onmisbaar naslagwerk voor liefhebbers van een de 930 3.0 Turbo-modellen en andere 911-modellen uit het midden van de jaren 1970. Meer info op: www.parabolicapress.com
Rough translation of Dutch article into English:
INTRO: Serious Porsche fans will see the Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS as the 911. And rightly so. The cars are light, flexible, targeted and the 210 hp engine 911/83 is not for nothing again and again in the top three when asked in a poll which 911 engine is the tastiest. In the past 40 years the story of the 2.7 RS highlighted in dozens of books and articles. Yet his successor - a car with the same engine and the same DNA - long remained underexposed.
That car is the Carrera: 2.7 MFI. A model that is in fact the same as the 2.7 RS, only with the bellows - in other words impact bumpers. The models are built from 1974 to 1976 and are in fact rarer than the 2.7 RS, because in those three years there are fewer than 2,000 were built. Many in beautiful colors seventies such as "blood orange", "viper green" and "brown copper.
In this book, Ryan Snodgrass – also administrator of the website www.carreramfi.com – provides a detailed account tells the complete story of this fantastic sports cars. The Carrera 2.7 book was developed with material from the archives of Porsche, private collections, documentation from that time and intensive study. In the book seeks to both eigena- run as restorers, helping historians and enthusiasts to learn all about this intriguing 911 variant. If attention is paid to the original options are given pictures of important details, insight into manufacturing and a large amount of never-before-published material is shown. Although the book primarily deals with the Carrera with mechanical fuel injection, according to the author it is also an indispensable reference for lovers of the models 930 3.0 Turbo 911 and other models from the mid-1970s for more info: www.parabolicapress.com.