April 06, 2016
Flat 6 magazine's review in their April 2016 issue:
CARRERA 2.7 : L’ESPRIT DE LA RS 2.7
Les amateurs de la Carrera 2.7 produite, rappelons le, de 1974 à 1976 vont être aux anges à la lecture de livre de Ryan Snodgrass. Pas moins de 406 pages, 686 photos couleurs souvent inédites, 145 noir et blanc et plus de 50 illustrations afin de tout connaître de ce modèle mythique qui a dans ses tripes tout l’esprit de la Carrera 2.7 RS. Edité en anglais, mais très facilement lisible par tout un chacun car il contient tous les éléments à connaître sur le modèle; toutes les options, les codes couleurs, l’historique de fabrication, les diverses évolutions du modèle, bref 405 pages dans l’esprit du livre de référence des éditions TAG sur la Carrera RS. Ryan Snodgrass, grand passionné de ce modèle, a mené une enquête extraordinaire auprès de l’usine afin de récolter toutes les informations nécessaires pour une restauration et une compréhension du modèle.
Une bible incontournable.
Ce livre est disponible pour la somme de 249,99 dollars auprès de l’éditeur Parabolicapress. Plus qu’un livre, c’est une encyclopédie que tout passionné doit avoir dans sa bibliothèque, un guide d’achat et de restauration inestimable. Un chef d’œuvre.
März 18, 2021
September 18, 2019
Review of the Turbo 3.0 book in Octane magazine's October 2019 issue:
We'll come clean: this book was released last year but our review copy was mislaid during Octane's hastily carried-out office relocation form Bedfordshite to London. It's author, Ryan Snodgrass, very kindly offered to send us another one—and we're so glad he did, because this is a truly exceptional work.
A companion volume to Snodgrass' previous magnum opus, Carrera 2.7, this mammoth 536-page tribute to the Porsche 911 Turbo is printed on creamy archival paper and presented in a stout slipcase. Pay extra for the 300-off Publisher's Edition and you get an even stouter clamshell box that additionally houses convincing reproductions of Porsche ephemera such as press releases and photos, and actual 35mm colour slides, plus a 20-page supplement on how the book was put together.
Is either version worth the money? Emphatically yes, because the level of detail and the production values are stunning. To give just two examples: expert financial book-keepers were hired to check the production data for all 2819 Turbos built; and because no detailed cutaway drawing was ever made of the Turbo, noted cutaway artist Makoto Ouchi was commissioned to draw on. The print specification—which apparently involved '15-micron stochastic hybrid screens' and 'special wide-gamut inks'—will have any bibliophile salivating over their silkscreened linen slipcase.
Every possible aspect of the 1975–77 Turbo is covered in depth: development, build, mechanical, design, one-offs and special editions, racing versions... There's even a spread devoted to specific tyre inflators, jacks and plastic gloves supplied by Porsche for the Turbo's space-save tyre.
As you'll have gathered, we're impressed. It's taken a while for Turbo 3.0 to make it into these pages, but it was well worth the wait.
Juli 30, 2019
"Ryan Snodgrass's book on early Porsche Turbos is probably the greatest single model book that I've ever seen in my life. I have not been able to put it down since getting it. It is just full of every bit of geeky goodness about those cars. It is phenomenal."
Of course, when asked at 0:28:07 by Mark Green if manifested into a car, what kind of car would Robb Sass be, his affinity for the Turbo was clear. Sass answered he'd like to be a 1975 or 1976 Turbo Carrera, the first generation Turbo: "I think that they are kind of a little bit edgy. It was the height of the malaise era. A car I really respect as when everything else was slow and crappy, you had this car that would go 0 to 60 in about 5 seconds. Performance on par with a muscle car from ten years before at a time when people were building the Mustang II. If I could aspire to be any car...I'm not a 75-76 Turbo Carrera, but if I could that is probably what it would be as it was so shocking and so surprising and a little bit unpredictable." "Porsche never got the memo that the malaise era was going on."
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