October 20, 2017
In mid-October, a huge milestone was accomplished for the Turbo 3.0 book: all 536 pages of the book were submitted to the printer so that pre-press work could begin, including carefully proofing every single page to ensure it is press ready. With the ball rolling forward, it is an approximate three month timeline to complete proofing, printing, binding and transport before an initial allotment of books are delivered back to Parabolica Press. Once we receive the initial copies of the Turbo 3.0 book here in the United States, we will begin direct shipping the first copies to those who were early supporters of our work that pre-ordered and paid for the book before November 15, 2017. Thanks for the patience as we had to delay the original ship data from late Fall 2017 to Winter. All book orders placed or paid for after November 15th will not ship until at least two weeks after the earlier paid pre-orders. If you want to be among the first to receive the Turbo 3.0 book buy it now!
As a thank you for the patience of those who pre-ordered the Turbo 3.0 book directly from Parabolica Press, we are pleased to share a digital online preview of the entire first chapter. This chapter explores the history of turbocharged engine development from the early 1900s, historical attempts of turbocharging production cars, and ends with Porsche's development of the turbocharger for the 917 and Turbo Carrera RSR. This special preview is only available to Parabolica Press customers who sign-in to the account that they used to pre-order the Turbo 3.0 book. If you do not have a password, use the "Forgot your password?" link to create an account.
For customers who have already purchased the Turbo 3.0 book as a holiday gift for another person, please contact us.
January 31, 2018
The following two videos share a glimpse into the extremely high-quality printing the Turbo 3.0 book. We have worked hard with our pre-press and printing partners to push the boundaries of printing. During pre-press we utilized advanced techniques including custom wide-gamut CMYK profiles, sampling techniques to optimize each photo for maximum print quality, and automatic color correction adjust each photo to accurately account for the physical color tone of the actual paper.
During printing, special wide-gamut CMYK inks were used to get more tonal range out of each photo, the printing plates were produced with a 15μm stochastic random screen to significantly improve rendering of minute details when looking closely at a photo, and three different spot varnishes were used across the book. No expense was spared in ensuring the quality of book was as exceptional as the care and quality that goes into each car Porsche produces.
January 23, 2018
A long time coming with many Porsche enthusiasts anxiously (and patiently) awaiting its arrival, the Turbo 3.0 book is nearly here. The individually numbered Turbo 3.0: Limited Edition and the very special Turbo 3.0: Publisher's Edition books will begin shipping from the United States in early March 2018 to those who pre-ordered the book prior to November 15, 2017. Pre-orders placed after November 15, 2017 will begin shipping 3–4 weeks later in order of the original purchase date. Please see our FAQ for more details on shipping and availability. If you haven't already, place your pre-order now before the 15% pre-order reduced pricing on the Limited Edition ends in February 2018.
We still have copies of the award-winning Carrera 2.7: Limited Edition book available for shipping from both United States and, for European customers, our warehouse in Germany. The above photo highlights the size differences between each Carrera 2.7 and Turbo 3.0 editions, with each slightly taller than the next.
November 01, 2017
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