The Porsche 911 turbo
Everthing about the type 930, the turbo of the first and second generation.
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The Type 930

The Porsche 911 turbo of the first and second generation was build from 1975 - 1989. Long time he was only build as a coupe. Until 1987 Porsche decided to offer the 911 turbo as Targa and Cabrio.

At this time, the turbo was the most exclusive version to drive a 911.

The Origin

Porsche 911 turbo
Porsche 911 turbo Targa
Porsche 911 turbo Cabrio

The 911 was one of the first series-production car of the world with a turbo charger, but the first which was successful sold. Porsche was able to cultivate the Turbo and made him stable. Thereby the motorsport know-how was very helpful. There was the turbo charger used a longer time ago.

Now you know, that the turbo was planed as a small series of 400 units, to have a car for the motorsport homologation. So the 911 turbo was rejudged on the Paris Motor Show in 1974, to use the car in motor sport in 1976. To place the wider tires for the racing sport, the turbo got wider fender in front and back, which gave him this wonderful overhanging molds. Primarily the turbo was projected as a lightweight construction and got a own type number - the 930. But in 1974 the FIA change the the rules, so a lightweight construction was not needful now.

So Porsche discussed over a sales version and decided to build a exclusiv equip super sports car.

The Porsche 911 turbo was born.


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