Internally known as the Porsche 930, this car featured a 3-litre, air-cooled, flat six engine mated with a KKK turbocharger. With the turbo tuned at 11.5 psi, the engine put out an impressive 260 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 253 foot-pound of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 930 came in at a time when safety and emission laws were tightening around car makers, who were already struggling to keep afloat in the ongoing oil crisis, who in return started to focus on those aspects and less on performance.
The Porsche 911 930 featured an extra wide bodywork that distinguishes this car from any other 911 for the era. Being almost seven inches wider at the front and about eight inches wide at the rear the 930 also added a “whale-tail” rear spoiler to add down-force. This meant that the car could not sprint past 100 kmph in just six seconds, but it would also maintain its stability at speeds topping out at 160 mph.
This particular Porsche 911 Turbo 930 bearing chassis no. 9205700163 and engine no. 6750157 is the 163’rd example out of just 284 cars that were built in it’s inaugural year in 1975. It goes on auction in December at the RM Sotheby’s New York – Driven by Disruption sale.
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