Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo
– One drive in the 3.3 Carrera Turbo and you will understand why most rocket scientists are German –
A Porsche that puts all your senses on edge; The Porsche 930 Turbo. Among the enthusiasts known as the Widow maker. Why? Because in addition to the excellent 3.3 litre boxer engine, this ‘neunelfer’ also has a large turbo. The 911S was already known for its dual personality. You could tour with it, but when you appealed to the boxer for its power, you had to pay serious attention with all the weight mainly in the back. These characteristics were reinforced with the large turbo in the 930.
The name Widowmaker should put the senses on edge, but the car is not ‘really dangerous’. After all, Ferdinand Porsche gave the very first 930 Turbo to his daughter, Louise Piech. Apart from the love for the 930 Turbo at Porsche, 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. Recognition of its potential is not modest for this hot-tempered 911. Perhaps the 911-Turbo line looks a bit like the life of an average artist. It started (with the 930); very wild and many people deeply impressed. Nowadays, after a lot of guidance, structure and balance, they are better, but less eccentric and the experience is ‘braver’.
The 930 Turbo was at that time a direct competitor of the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari 356 GT4 BB. With its 0-100 sprint in 4.8 seconds it is even today, a very fast car. After announcing production, Porsche was overwhelmed with the number of reactions and reservations. The planned production number of ‘first editions’ of 500 was immediately doubled to 1000. In the end, just under 18,000 were delivered worldwide.
Our Venetian Blue 930 Turbo is originally from Germany and crossed the border in 1997 to be closed in a warm collector’s heart. In addition to the original booklets, there are many invoices available. With its condition and options this 930 is a real collector’s item to be seen!