You now find Turbos in base 911 models. Back in the days, only the mightiest of the range had one. Here is the first of them all.
The end of the 70’s was the beginning of the Turbo era. The name was cool, it brought more power, and the lag was born.
The wide body gives even more presence to the car.
The Turbo. Now you find it everywhere. From a VW Polo to a Bugatti Chiron. But back in the days, this was the number one technology that helped your "slow" car to become superfast. This was the case of the #Porsche 930. Porsche started experimenting turbo units in its race cars, and feeling that the potential was there, started implementing it in its 911. The 3.0l 911 Turbo came out in the late 70’s.
Time to get back on the road!
This particular car, is from 1988. Which makes it one of the latest of its type. Throughout the years, Porsche gave the car a bigger 3.3l 300PS engine, an intercooler, a bigger rear-spoiler, and upgraded brakes that were similar to the 917 race car! The car is in a pristine condition. Stepping inside is really like going back to the 80’s. Most of these “old” cars will make you want to go back in any modern car. But not this one. The seats are white, the radio is archaic, and the switches are from another era. We love that.
When the flat-six comes to life, you immediately hear the signature noise. It’s a 911. Being a 4-speed manual, the first gear is very long. Pretty amazing when you know that it does 0-100 km/h in only 4.6 seconds. This is still a fast car. I did not dare pushing the old lady too much, but I felt that it had all the power it needed. We drove it on Switzerland B-roads in the vineyards. The car felt right at its place. The sun was shining, the road was dry and traffic inexistent. We stopped for some photos. Stepped out of the car and just contemplated it. It seemed that all the pieces of the puzzle were coming together. The perfect car on the perfect road.
The interior is so 80's 'ish.
Porsche 911 Turbo
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Perego Cars, situated in Switzerland between Geneva and Lausanne, for giving me the opportunity to drive, review and shoot this car.
Expect the next article to review another grandmother!