Here we have an outrageous example of the first Porsche Turbo with all wheel drive. Production began in ’95 to help cope with the enormous power of the twin turbo boxer engine. The all wheel drive was not meant for it to plow around New England with a set of Blizzacks during the winter. It was meant to get power down to the road efficiently like the 959 supercars that came before it. Read More
We seem to remember a road test of the Porsche Turbo performed by Danny Ongais. He liked the car but it was really scary at times and should be driven by skilled enthusiasts only. That was back during the introduction of the Porsche Turbo Carrera in 1976. It was a fast and demanding car to drive. And Danny’s warnings were not taken seriously as many 930s were demolished, mostly caused by wicked oversteer and incompetent pilots. We were working for VW/Porsche Audi back in 1978 when Turbos were a hot commodity. The 930 was Intercooled now, pumping out serious HP. You couldn’t get one at list price anywhere. Dealers in Manhattan were clipping investment bankers another $10 grand over for the privilege. And then Porsche announced 1979 would be the end of the 930 for the USA. That is when Porsche pandemonium hit.
Few people will dispute the future potential value of a good, solid Porsche 930 Turbo. Regardless of that, you can have an awful lot of fun while you wait for your investment to double. The 930 is a true super car, not exactly like today’s 800hp monsters, but a civilized super car you can drive everyday. No worries should you get caught up in rush hour traffic either. It is as docile as a regular 911 until you decide to unleash the Kraken. Then you need to bring your A-game because this 930 demands your attention. Finding a really nice low mileage 930 isn’t exactly like trying to find a Stratus Gray BMW Z8 (they made like 35 of them). Read More