Porsche 911 Turbo
First Title: 1983/05
Kilometres: 85.000 Km
Gearbox Type: Manual
Car in excellent condition!
In 1975 Porsche introduced the first turbine version of the 911 line. Although simply called the Porsche 911 Turbo in Europe, it was marketed as Porsche 930 (930 being its internal number) in North America. The body shape is immediately recognizable by the wider fenders to accommodate the wider tires, plus a rear spoiler (known as a "whale tail" on early cars and as a "tea tray" on later models). Starting with a 3.0-liter (260 PS or 191 kW) engine, it soon went up to 3.3 L (300 PS or 221 kW) in 1978. Early cars are notorious for a long delay between stepping on the gas and feeling the power of the turbo. even though I already have enough RPM.
The car's production numbers soon qualified it to race in the FIA Group 4, as a Porsche 934 model, in 1976. Many took part in Le Mans 24 hours or other races. The spicier version, Porsche 935, was part of the FIA Group 5, and evolved from the 1974 RSR Turbo 2.1 L. Factory inscribed, it won at Le Mans in 1979. Independent teams continued to race this car for a long time in the 1980s.
As demand for the Turbo took off in the late 1980s, Porsche offered some variations of the model, including one with a slanted nose. However, in the mechanical part, the car was basically the same. While such cars were sold far more expensive than standard models, the company's reluctance to invest in research and development for the entire 911 line at the time proved almost fatal not only to the 911 line, but to Porsche as a whole. Only in its last year of production was the 911 Turbo equipped with a five-speed gearbox.
Prior to this, the naturally aspirated car transmissions (ie, non-turbo models) were not sturdy enough to withstand the torque of turbo engines. With the four-speed gearbox, the 911 Turbo was able to drive 200 km / h in third gear! There were turbocharged models in every subsequent generation of 911. Four-wheel drive became standard from the 993 generation, except on the GT2.