Porsche - Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo 1985
Very beautiful Porsche 911 Turbo (930) from 1985
The Porsche 911 G-models were build from 1974 till 1989 and were available in different versions. There was a S , SC , Carrera version and since 1975 the very popular and groundbreaking turbo. The turbo versions were made from 1975 to 1989 and were known as type 930. During the entire production sequence the 930 was the absolute 911 top model and when it was launched it was the fastest production car for sale in Germany.
The 930 was delivered from 1975 to 1977 with a 3.0 liter engine that produced 260 hp. To make sure that the high amount of power could be handled the original 911 was changed drastically. The suspension was changed, bigger brakes were fitted and there was a stronger gearbox implemented with a four-speed transmission. One of the most striking solutions was the characteristic ‘Walschwanzflosse’ (rear spoiler). This gave the car more downforce and also the air flow to the engine was improved. Wider wheel arches and bigger tires provided more grip and stability. These adjustments gave the 930 a unique and instantly recognizable look.
From 1978 the engine capacity was increased to 3.3 liter and the engine was fitted with an intercooler, as a result the capacity of the 930 rose to a whopping 300 hp. The rear spoiler needed to be modified slightly to make room for the intercooler. In addition, the brakes were upgraded equal to that of the 917 race car.
Interesting fact is that the 3.0 models in the US, Canada and Japan had a lower output of 245 hp and the 3.3 liter a pinched power of 265 hp (282 hp in 1986). Therefore a EU model is more desirable.