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german Porsche 911 70s Turbo White 911 Turbo 930 1979 RWD

Gravel Guards and whale tails. Fuch yea.

Jared Eastman

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo
Found on February 20, 2017
1979 Porsche 930 Turbo
55,000 miles


  • Air-Cooled Nuts
  • Wide-bodies Goodness
  • Not Momophobic
  • Stone guard for all the offroading you won't be doing

Not-so Pros

  • $12,000 overhaul, but left the stickers on
  • Singer will never touch it
0-60 5 sec
Horsepower 300hp
1979 porsche 930 turbo
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual

From Wikipedia

Porsche 930

Porsche 930
Porsche 911 Turbo.jpg
Manufacturer Porsche
Also called Porsche 911 Turbo
Production 1975 – 1977 (3.0-liter)
2,819 produced
1978 – 1989 (3.3-liter)
18,770 produced
Assembly Werk Zuffenhausen, Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, West Germany
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door 2+2 coupé, cabriolet, targa, and speedster
Layout Rear-engine RWD
Related Porsche 911, 934, 935, 959, 961, 964
Engine Single turbocharged and air-cooled flat-six; 3.0 (1975-1977) and 3.3 liters (1978-1989)
260 to 330 hp (DIN)
Transmission 4-speed manual
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 89.4 in (2,272 mm)
Length 168.9 in (4,291 mm)
Width 69.9 in (1,775 mm)
Height 51.6 in (1,311 mm)
Curb weight 2,668 lb (1,210 kg)[1] -
3,040 lb (1,379 kg)[2]
Predecessor Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0
Successor Porsche 964 Turbo

The Porsche 930 is a sports car built by Porsche between 1975 and 1989, known to the public as the 911 Turbo. It was the maker's top-of-the-range 911 model for its entire production duration and, at the time of its introduction, was the fastest production car available in Germany.

Model history[edit]

Porsche began experimenting with turbocharging technology on their race cars during the late 1960s, and in 1972 began development on a turbocharged version of the 911. Porsche originally needed to produce the car in order to comply with homologation regulations and had intended on marketing it as a street legal race vehicle like the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS. The FIA's Appendix “J” rules that brought about the 911 Turbo Carrera RSR 2.1 in 1974 changed in 1975 and 1976. The FIA announced that cars for Group 4 and Group 5 had to be production cars and be available for sale to individual purchasers through manufacturer dealer networks. For the 1976 season, new FIA regulations required manufacturers to produce 400 cars within a twenty-four month period to gain approval for Group 4. Group 5 would require the car to be derived from a homologated model in Group 3 or 4. Porsche's Group 4 entry was the 934, homologated on 6 December 1975. For Group 5, Porsche would create one of the most successful racing cars of all time, the 935. While the original purpose of the Porsche Turbo road car was to gain homologation for the 1976 racing season, it quickly became popular with road car enthusiasts. Four-hundred cars were produced by the end of 1975. Since Porsche wanted to be racing for the 1976 season, they gained FIA homologation for the Porsche Turbo for Group 4 in Nr. 645 on 6 Dec 1975 and the 1,000th 1976 Turbo was completed on 5 May 1976.

Ernst Fuhrmann adapted the turbo-technology originally developed for the 917/30 CAN-AM car to the 3.0 litre flat-six from the Carrera RS 3.0, creating what Porsche internally dubbed as the 930.

Total output from the engine was 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp), much more than the standard Carrera. In order to ensure that the platform could make the most of the higher power output, a revised suspension, larger brakes and a stronger gearbox became part of the package, although some consumers were unhappy with Porsche's use of a four-speed whilst a five-speed manual was available in the "lesser" Carrera. A "whale tail" rear spoiler was installed to help vent more air to the engine and to create more downforce at the rear of the vehicle, and wider rear wheels with upgraded tires combined with flared wheelarches were added to increase the 911's width and grip, making it more stable.

Early US-spec 930 - with
"Turbo Carrera" badging

Porsche badged the vehicle simply as "Turbo" (although early U.S. units were badged as "Turbo Carrera") and debuted it at the Paris Auto Show in October 1974 before putting it on sale in the spring of 1975; export to the United States began in 1976.

The 930 proved very fast but also very demanding to drive fast, and due to its short wheelbase and rear engine layout, was prone to oversteer and turbo-lag.

Porsche made its first and most significant changes to the 930 for 1978, enlarging the engine to 3.3 litres and adding an air-to-air intercooler. By cooling the pressurized air charge, the intercooler helped increase power to 300 hp (DIN); the rear 'whale tail' spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on the 917 racecar. While the increase in displacement and addition of an intercooler increased power output and torque, these changes also increased the weight of the vehicle, especially to the engine, which contributed to a substantial change in the handling and character of the car when compared to the earlier 3.0 litre models.

Changing emissions regulations in Japan and the U.S. forced Porsche to withdraw the 930 from those markets in 1980. It remained, however, available in Canada. Believing the luxurious 928 gran turismo would eventually replace the 911 as the top of the Porsche line, Fuhrmann cut back spending on the model, and it was not until his resignation that the company finally committed the financing to re-regulate the car.

The 930 remained available in Europe, and for 1983 a 330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp) performance option became available on a build-to-order basis from Porsche. With the add-on came a four-pipe exhaust system and an additional oil-cooler requiring a remodelled front spoiler and units bearing the add-on often featured additional ventilation holes in the rear fenders and modified rockers.

A 1982 Porsche 911 SC modified to the Flachbau ("flatnose" or "slantnose") appearance

It was in 1984 that Porsche produced the fastest of the 930 Turbos with a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 278 km/h.

By the 1985 model year, 928 sales had risen slightly, but the question remained as to whether it would supersede the 911 as the company's premier model. Porsche re-introduced the 930 to the Japanese and U.S. markets in 1986 with an emission-controlled engine producing 282 PS (207 kW; 278 hp). At the same time Porsche introduced targa and cabriolet variants, both of which proved popular.

Porsche discontinued the 930 after model year 1989 when its underlying "G-Series" platform was being replaced by the 964. The 1989 models were the first and last versions of the 930 to feature the G50 transmission, a five-speed manual transmission. A turbo version of the 964 officially succeeded the 930 in 1991 with a modified version of the same 3.3 litre flat-six engine and a five-speed transmission.


Porsche offered a "Flachbau" ("flatnose" or "slantnose") 930 under the "Sonderwunschprogramm" (special order program) beginning in 1981, an otherwise normal 930 with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end. Each Flachbau unit was handcrafted by remodeling the front fenders. So few were built that the slantnose units often commanded a high premium price, and an initial premium of up to 60 per cent (highly individualized cars even more) over the standard price. Nine hundred forty-eight units were built. The Flachbau units delivered in Europe usually featured the 330 hp (246 kW) performance kit.

Performance data[edit]

Performance data: Porsche 930 European version
Model 0-60 mph 0–100 km/h 0–160 km/h
(100 mph)
0–200 km/h 1/4 mile 1 km Top speed
1975 930 260 PS
5.2 s 5.2 s[1] 11.8 s[1] 19.8 s[1] ? 24.2 s 250 km/h (155.3 mph)[1]
1978 930 300 PS
5.0 s[3] 5.4 s[4] 11.9 s[3] 19.7 s[4] 13.7@106.5[3] 24.4 s[4] 260.9 km/h (162 mph)[4]
1983 930 330 PS Flachbau
4.7 s 4.85 s ? ? ? ? 275 km/h (171 mph)
1984 930 330 PS
4.6 s 4.8 s 11.6 s 17.7 s ? 23.8 s 278 km/h (173 mph)
1989 930 5-speed
4.9 s[5] 5.1 s 12.0 s[6] 20.4 s[6] 13.6 24.6 s[6] 260 km/h (162 mph)[6]

Performance test results: Porsche 930 US version
Model 0-30 mph 0-50 mph 0-60 mph 0-80 mph 0–100 mph 0–120 mph 1/4 mile Top speed
1975 930 234 hp 1.9 s[7] 3.7 s[7] 4.9 s[7] 7.9 s[7] 12.9 s[7] ? 13.5@103[7] 156 mph (251 km/h)[7]
1978 930 261 hp 2.1 s[8] 3.6 s[8] 4.9 s[8] 7.5 s[8] 12.1 s[8] ? 13.7@104.2[8] 165 mph (266 km/h)[8]
1986 930 282 hp 1.6 s[2] 3.3 s[2] 4.6 s[2] 7.3 s[2] 11.9 s[2] 18.9 s[2] 13.1@105[2] 155 mph (250 km/h)[2]
1987 930 cabriolet 282 hp 1.7 s[9] 3.7 s[9] 4.9 s[9] 8.4 s[9] 13.0 s[9] 20.6 s[9] 13.5@102[9] 150 mph (242 km/h)[9]

Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds for both the 1975 and 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo, they shared first place in the "quickest cars of the 1970s" ranking with a 0.4 second lead.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e Auto, Motor und Sport 11/1975
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Car and Driver January 1986" (PDF). Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Road & Track September 1984
  4. ^ a b c d Auto, Motor und Sport 9/1978
  5. ^ Car March 1989
  6. ^ a b c d Auto, Motor und Sport 3/1989
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Car and Driver December 1975" (PDF). Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Car and Driver April 1978". Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Car and Driver September 1987" (PDF). Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Car and Driver Tested: The 10 Quickest Cars of the 1970s". Retrieved 2016-02-29. 


  • Bongers, Marc (2004). Porsche - Serienfahrzeuge und Sportwagen seit 1948 (first edition). Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-613-02388-1
  • Peter Vann and C Beker, M Jurgens, M Kockritz, E Schimpf (2004). Porsche Turbo - The full History of the Race and Production Cars. Motorbooks International, USA. ISBN 0-7603-1923-5
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