Porsche 930, 911, 964 Turbo History – Video
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.
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.