Intended to replace the Porsche 911, the 930 Turbo is one of Porsche’s fastest, and most demanding, sports cars. At the time of its production in 1975, the 930 Turbo was Germany’s fastest production car yet.
Available as a rear-engine rear-wheel drive 2-door 2+2 coupé, cabriolet, targa or speedster, Porsche offered drivers the choice of either 4-speed or 5-speed manual transmission systems. Models produced between 1975 and 1977 were fitted with a 3lt single turbocharged and air-cooled flat-six engine, while models produced later, between 1978 and 1989, were powered by 3.3lt engines of the same type.
The 1975 model can function at 260hp, and has an acceleration of 0-100km/h in an incredible 5,2s. Its recorded top speed is a heart-stopping 250km/h! The 1989 5-speed model has a recorded acceleration of 0-100km/h in 5,1s and a top speed of 260km/h, just narrowly beating the 1975 version. Overall, the car is a specimen to behold. Its short wheelbase and rear-engine layout, however, is said to cause over steer, in addition to turbo-lag.
Porsche also offered a rare, limited edition, called the Flachbaumodel. This model was designed with a “flatnose” or “slantnose”, and was uniquely designed, with each car flaunting individually handcrafted front fenders. Only 948 models were produced. The 1983 Falchbaumodel functions at 330hp, and has a recorded acceleration of 0-100km/h in just 4,8s and a top speed of 275km/h.