Porsche have been using turbochargers in their racing cars since the late 1960's, but the first turbo road car didn't go into production until 1975. The 930 (a turbo version of the 911, and better known as the 911 Turbo) was a luxury sports coupe that featured Bosch fuel injection and a KKK turbocharger allowing it to reach 160 mph. Interestingly, the 930 only had a 4-speed gearbox due to the extra
torque of the turbo engine, whereas the standard Porsche 911 had a 5-speed
In 1978, the 3.3 litre turbo was one of the fastest road cars available at the time. Porsche ceased production in 1989, and the 930 was replaced by the 964 Turbo in 1990, and featured a modified version of the old 930 engine.
This red 1982 Porsche 911SC was modified into a "Flachbau" ("slantnose") by Camillo & Domenico Scaduto of Carrozzeria Italia at their restoration shop in Escondido, California.
This video clip features a 1989 Porsche 930 melting the polar ice caps by itself! Strictly for petrol heads - known as gear heads in the U.S. I believe.
Classic 911 Turbo - Public Domain Photo
Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet in Prussian Blue. It's not a turbo model, but it's a fine-looking car in a beautiful setting - wishing I was there!
This one is described as being yellow, but it looks more like gold to me! Photo credit: Ahmad Hashim
The dashboard of a 911 Turbo. Photo by 8000vueltas
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