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 your 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.
According to Porsche Kardex, this car is a European (German) model, delivered new to Germany on 27th February 1985. Importantly, the car is a complete matching numbers example, in A1A1 black with full black leather interior and electric sunroof. The Porsche was exported to Japan and returned to Germany on 4th September 2015 as documented in its Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung of same date. Back in Germany the car was cosmetically restored with a fully photo-documented re-spray in its original colour and mechanically tuned as necessary. This magnificent Porsche sits on polished Fuchs wheels and is further equipped with air conditioning, power windows, electrical seat adjustments, electric mirrors, fog lights and radio. Its odometer reads a total mileage of ca. 71,000km, which is believed to be genuine. A recent valuation and condition report is available in the history file showing this example is very realistically reserved.