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Il Turbo 3.0 il libro è stato selezionato per il prestigioso Royal Automobile Club's "Libro specialistico dell'anno " 2018, uno dei premi più prestigiosi nel settore dell'editoria automobilistica. Il vincitore verrà annunciato durante la cerimonia di premiazione annuale, ospitata il 31 ottobre dall'emittente e giornalista di fama internazionale Simon Taylor nella storica club house del Pall Mall.
"Non manchiamo mai di stupirci della qualità e della varietà dei titoli che i nostri esperti giudici propongono per gli Awards, e quest'anno non fa eccezione", ha dichiarato Peter Read, presidente del comitato motoristico del club.
"Il capolavoro di Ryan Snodgrass è il futuro dell'editoria automobilistica ".
- Ben Horton, Libri di Horton
I candidati selezionati per il premio Specialist Motoring Book of the Year del RAC 2018 includono:
La giuria è composta da sei esperti che sono totalmente indipendenti dal Royal Automobile Club e rappresentano i critici letterari automobilistici più informati del Regno Unito. I giudici includono Gordon Cruickshank (Sport motoristici rivista), Mark Dixon (editore di Ottano rivista), Ben Horton (libreria indipendente automobilistica Hortons Books), Mick Walsh (direttore di Auto classica e sportiva), Christian Whitehead (dipartimento automobilistico del bookstore londinese Foyles) e Tom Wiltshire (recensore di libri per Auto Express).
I Premi del libro automobilistico del Royal Automobile Club dell'Anno sono uno degli eventi più importanti durante l'annuale London Motor Week durante la quale il Club ospita una serie di eventi automobilistici di alto profilo, tra cui la mostra Art of Motoring, Motoring Lectures , il Motoring Forum, una cena con l'ex membro del consiglio di amministrazione della BMW, il dott. Ian Roberston e le presentazioni del Dewar and Simms Trophy premiate per l'eccellenza ingegneristica britannica. La settimana culmina con il Regent Street Motor Show gratuito di sabato 3 novembre e la famosissima pista da corsa per veterani da Bonhams London a Brighton supportata da Hiscox domenica 4 novembre.
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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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"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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