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"Ryan Snodgrass's libro sui primi turbo Porsche è probabilmente il più grande libro modello singolo che abbia mai visto in vita mia. Non sono stato in grado di posarlo da quando l'ho preso. È solo pieno di ogni bontà geniale su quelle macchine. È fenomenale ".
Naturalmente, quando chiesto alle 0:28:07 da Mark Greene se manifestato in una macchina, che tipo di macchina sarebbe Robb Sass, la sua affinità per il Turbo era chiara. Sass rispose che gli sarebbe piaciuto essere un Turbo Carrera del 1975 o del 1976, il Turbo di prima generazione: "Penso che siano un po 'nervosi. Era l'apice dell'era del malessere. Un'auto che rispetto davvero come quando tutto il resto era lento e scadente, avevi questa macchina che andava da 0 a 60 in circa 5 secondi Prestazioni alla pari con una muscle car di dieci anni prima in un momento in cui la gente stava costruendo la Mustang II. Se potessi aspirare ad essere qualsiasi auto ... Non sono una 75-76 Turbo Carrera, ma se potessi è probabilmente quello che sarebbe perché sarebbe stato così scioccante, così sorprendente e un po 'imprevedibile ". "Porsche non ha mai ricevuto il promemoria che l'era del malessere stava succedendo ".
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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.
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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).
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