911 930 Turbo
Porsche introduced the first turbocharged 911 at the Paris show. Demand was so high that Porsche produced 21,000 cars. The first generation 911 Turbo is an icon in the classic car world. It is the car that inspired a generation of car enthusiasts and was manufactured between 1975 and 1989. It is a great looking car but is a specialised Porsche to drive, not least because its power delivery is very raw and like the other 911s of its era, has its full share of idiosyncrasies.
The early 3-litre cars manufactured up to 1978 are very rare today. The largest choice will be the 1978-1988 3.3-litre cars with the 4-speed gearbox. The G50 gearbox delivered in the 1989 model is a slicker 5-speed transmission. There is a real technique to driving a Turbo that requires at least 3500rpm any time you want
brisk acceleration. There is little usable power below these revs and the car has an almost ‘digital’ throttle with, by today’s standards, an enormous turbo ‘lag’ – which is all part of the fun. With the turbo spinning, the power surge is ferocious and completely addictive. The Turbo’s ride is firm, but by modern standards fairly relaxed. The Bilstein shock absorber based arrangement was derived from the race 3-litre Carrera RSR – a car that had won the Targa Florio on roads not dissimilar to modern day British roads.
Jasmine PorschaLink UK are the UK’s leading Independent Porsche Specialist, with over 21 years of Porsche technical knowledge and experience we strive to offer Porsche 930 Turbo servicing and maintenance to an exceptionally high standard, using the very latest Porsche Specialist Diagnostic equipment and OEM parts.
We offer simple menu priced servicing at our purpose built facility in Lancashire. All work undertaken is carried out in line with the current Porsche guidelines, with only Genuine Porsche or OEM parts and Porsche approved oils used.