1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera
Chassis #930 780 0519
Engine #687 0521
One of 737 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera’s delivered to North America.
ENGINE Number 6860200
245 bhp at 5,500 rpm, 2,994 cc, 6.5:1 compression, horizontally opposed turbocharged and intercooled six-cylinder engine, K-Jetronic fuel injection, four-speed manual G50 transmission, four wheel independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes.
Porsche’s initial work with turbo charging their racing cars during the late 1960’s led to development of a turbocharged street version of the 911. While initially required to comply with homologation regulations, development continued when the rules changed. The new car was repositioned as a fully equipped model to lead the 911 series and compete directly with the costlier and more exotic vehicles from Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Ernst Fuhrmann led development, adapting the technology developed for the 917/30 Can-Am car to the 3 liter flat six from the Carrera RS 3.0. Suspension refinements, larger brakes and a strengthened four speed gear box rounded out the package. A functional “whlae-tail” rear spoiler increased cooling airflow and provided rear downforce. Wider rear eheels snd upgraded tires resided within flared wheel wells, increasing grip and stability at speed.
Simply known as the “Turbo”, the new vehicle was released in the spring of 1975, with export to the U.S. commencing in 1976. In 1978, power output reached 300 h.p. with a displacement increase to 3.3 liters and the addition of an air to air intercooler. Porsche’s continuous development included slight revisions to the rear spoiler to accommodate the intercooler. Braking was significantly upgraded, with units similar to those of the 917 racecar. Porsche’s careful development also ensured that the 930 was a sond base for racing vehicles and led to the successful 934 and 935 racing cars.
U.S. Delivery Black/A1 Code car with tan leather sports seats. Optioned with U.S. Equipment, Limited Slip Differential, Chrome plated parts instead of matte black finish, Sport Seats Left and Right, Electric Sunroof and Pirelli Tires. COA. Turbo decals. Excellent original example fully sorted.
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