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Let down by mistakes
on 28 May 2015
I bought this thinking it would be full of precise and accurate technical detail. Sadly this isn't the case. I've a 997.2 turbo S and the book states the turbo S is a 3.6 litre. Nope, the 997.1 turbo was a 3.6 litre but the 997 gen 2 turbo and all 997 turbo S cars are 3.8.
"Taking advantage of DFi enhancements to the 3.6 litre Mezger block, but essentially doing nothing with either the turbos or intercoolers while increasing boost from 1.0 to 1.2 bar took horsepower up to 530 throughout the range from 6250 to 6750 rpm." (Page 178)
These incorrect details stood out because I know my car. So what about the details on other cars? It kind of throws in some doubt on the other facts within the book - which I now take with a pinch of salt.
It is a shame because the history and evolution discussions are interesting and very different to Paul Frere's 911 bible.
This book could be great with a bit more work. Pictures are excellent and it compliments the Paul Frere book without simply duplicating everything. Mistakes though let it down.