Revisione rivista classica Porsche (gennaio / febbraio 2016)
Porsche classica la rivista ha recensito il Carrera 2.7 libro nel numero 33 di gennaio / febbraio 2016:
Negli ultimi 40 anni la Carrera 2.7 RS del 1973 è stata coperta in dozzine di libri e articoli, eppure il suo successore, la Carrera 2.7 MFI - un'auto con lo stesso motore e DNA simile - rimane in gran parte sconosciuta o fraintesa, anche da lungo- tempo gli appassionati di Porsche. Questo nuovo lavoro racconta la storia completa di queste auto sportive straordinarie, ma non sbalordite.
Il Carrera 2.7 il libro è stato meticolosamente studiato utilizzando gli archivi della fabbrica Porsche, le collezioni private, la documentazione del periodo e lo studio intensivo. Con oltre 800 foto nelle sue 406 pagine, il capolavoro dell'autore Ryan Snodgrass ha coperto tutto ciò che chiunque vorrebbe sapere su questo intrigante modello.
Il contenuto include una discussione completa delle opzioni originali, foto dei dettagli chiave, approfondimenti sulla produzione in fabbrica e la cronologia delle competizioni. Una parte considerevole di questo materiale non è mai stata pubblicata prima. Sebbene focalizzato principalmente sulla Carrera 2.7 equipaggiata con MFI, questo libro si rivelerà prezioso anche per gli appassionati di uno dei modelli Porsche 911 e 930 Turbo prodotti a metà degli anni '70.
È stata prodotta un'edizione limitata di 2500 copie a copertina rigida numerate, racchiusa in una custodia protettiva. Prezzo? £ 166,25 e vale ogni centesimo.
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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.
"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."
The Turbo 3.0 book wins first place in the coveted MOTORWORLD BUCHPREIS for the Markenbuch category (best book for a single brand), which honors the best car books of the year. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 inside the Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors showroom at the Motorworld Stuttgart V8 Hotel in Böblingen, Germany.
For almost 20 years, noted automotive historian and journalist Jürgen Lewandowski has presided over the Autobuchpreis which honors the best works produced each year on automotive and motorsports topics. For 2018, MOTORWORLD Group became the primary sponsor for the Autobuchpreis, hosting the event and judging team of Jürgen Lewandowksi (chairman of the jury), Andreas Dünkel (Motorworld Group Chairman), Mark N. Backé (Grand Basel Chairman), Vittorio Strosek (Strosek Design), Michael Stoschek (Brose Chairman), Christian Steiger (Classic Cars Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Andreas Kaufmann (Leica Camera Chairman) and Robertino Wild (Capricorn Chairman).