In 1974 the Porsche 911 Turbo, otherwise known as the 930, was introduced as a concept car, which Porsche hoped they would produce a limited quantity for track enthusiasts. Even the face of fuel shortages, the demand for the Porsche 930 was tremendous upon its release in Europe in 1975. In 1976 the new Porsche 911 Turbo was released in the United States. The first 911 Turbo produced 260 horsepower, which for the time was unheard of. Upon the introduction of the 930 so followed its notorious turbo lag characteristic which took its toll on many new drivers unfamiliar with how to handle the sudden thrust when the turbo kicked in giving the nickname to the Turbo as the “widow maker”. The wide body and flared wheel wells and the whale tail spoiler quickly became identifiable as the “Turbo body”. The first 930 was largely based of the previous 3.0 liter 911 RS including the base engine. Porsche used a 4 speed in this first edition of the 911 Turbo claiming it was perfect for the power delivery and strong enough to take the power.
1975, 1976 and 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 2994cc
Compression ratio: 6.5:1
Maximum Power: 260hp @ 5500rpm
Maximum Torque: 253 ft-lb @ 4000rpm
Brakes: Front: 282mm discs; rear: 290mm discs
Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts with telescopic dampers and torsion bar springs; rear: trailing wishbones with telescopic dampers and transverse torsion bar. Front and rear anti-roll bars
Wheels & Tires: Front: 15x7J with 185/70VR tires. Rear: 15x8J with 215/60VR tires
Length: 177″ inches
Width: 70″ inches
Weight: 2635 lbs
0-60 mph: 6 seconds
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