Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo
My rubber on the spoiler is necessary; it will break the rear axle otherwise. Any further questions why most rocket scientists are German?
A Porsche that sharpens all your senses; the Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo. Known among enthusiasts as the Widow maker. Why is this? Because this ‘neunelfer’ besides the excellent 3.3 litre boxer engine also has a large turbo. The 911S was already known for its dual personality. It was great for touring, but when you push the boxer to its limits, you have to be very careful with all the weight, especially in the rear. These characteristics were reinforced with the large turbo in the 930.
The name Widowmaker is supposed to set the senses on edge, but ‘really dangerous’ the car is not. Ferdinand Porsche finally gave the very first 930 Turbo to his daughter, Louise Piech. Apart from Porsche’s love for the 930 Turbo, even artists have described the driving experience in their songs. Think of KK Downing who wrote the song Turbo-lover or Judas Priest with his album Turbo. This hot-blooded 911 is not modest in its recognition of its potential. Perhaps the 911 Turbo lineage is a bit like the life of an average artist. It started (with the 930) very wildly, many a person was deeply impressed and sometimes lay backwards in the hedge. Nowadays, after a lot of guidance, structure and balance, they are better, but less eccentric and the experience is more ‘brazen’.
At the time, the 930 Turbo was a direct competitor to the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari 356 GT4 BB. With its 0-100 sprint in 4.8 seconds, even today it is a very fast car. After announcing production, Porsche was overwhelmed with the number of responses and reservations. The planned production number of ‘first editions’ of 500 pieces was immediately doubled to 1,000. Eventually, some 18,000 were delivered worldwide.
This 930 Turbo originally comes from America and was completely overhauled by APP in Weesp in 2016. To put the little ‘umlauts and ringel essen’ back on the driving piece of Ferdinand history, she has been fully serviced by Porsche Centrum Gelderland. She is now completely as Ferdinand once conceived her; mean well, without humour! Be kind to the widow maker. Can we see you soon?
It gets a little bit louder above 5,000 RPM so you can’t hear the passenger scream. – Porsche 911 TurboI'm interested in this object