What set the 911 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this stupefying performance was delivered. Comparing the Turbo to similarly quick ‘he-man’ cars, such as the Holman & Moody-tuned Cobra 427 and the Ford GT40, Motor’s Roger Bell reckoned what made the Porsche so different was that it “hurls you forward with similar velocity but in an uncannily quiet and effortless way. To be shoved so hard in the back that you need high-back seats to keep you’re head on, yet neither to feel nor hear anything more than a muffled hum, is a very odd sensation indeed in a car.” The Turbo’s characteristic flared wheel arches and ‘tea tray’ rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model, while the interior was the most luxurious yet in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. For 1978, the Turbo’s engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres, gaining an inter-cooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph.
This 1984 Porsche 930 Flatnose is offered in very good condition. The car boasts new black paint work and a new clutch. The 3299 cc 6 cylinder boxer engine has been fully checked and we are informed is in very good condition and we are informed has covered a provable 73,600 miles. The car has Fuchs wheels, electric sun roof and electric adjustable front seats. Visually and technically in very good condition, this 930 Turbo will no doubt continue to thrill and excite. Supplied with EU taxes paid documents the experience at the wheel of this beast will provide the closest thing to a time machine, taking you back to an era when electric nannies like stability control were barely wisps in the burnt rubber emanating from this Turbo’s massive rear tyres. The Flachbau is a model currently very much in vogue for the automotive collector – offered with a highly realistic reserve and provides a unique chance to become a member of a very rare and beautiful 1980s supercar club!