Comments - Turbocharging Pioneers: Porsche 930

Published: Nov 21, 2012
Description: As we discussed earlier, Porsche's Type 930 911 was not the first turbocharged production car, but it does play a much more prominent role in the history of turbocharging. This was the car which ...
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Aventador Lamborghini Nov 22, 2012
Please cabuzz do 1 about the Lamborghini Muira - the first turbocharged supercar
Tyler Tarbox Nov 22, 2012
GNX for sure
Tim Puckett Nov 21, 2012
Seriously carbuzz do one on the gnx and the supra
Matt Piccolo Nov 21, 2012
98 supra? 2jz-gte is a legendary engine!!
David Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
Hennessey didn't start up till the early 90's. These cars are from the 70's. John Hennessy is just mastering on the new technology, but not a pioneer.
David Parenti Nov 21, 2012
Are these articles just about cars? Because John Hennessy could quite possibly be a turbo pioneer? Well, boost In general.
Reid Huff Nov 21, 2012
and the saab 99 turbo.
David Parenti Nov 21, 2012
This is cool but... Give us some SVO or GNX! Please an thank you Carbuzz
Drew Humphrey Nov 21, 2012
The 930 in general I mean...not this one in particular...which is a great example nonetheless :P
Drew Humphrey Nov 21, 2012
What makes this car special is that it looks like an ALMS or DTM touring car without a livery.
Tobias Mersinger Nov 21, 2012
Oh, that pretty little sucker...
Dennis Choong Nov 21, 2012
Classic whaletail
Al Tungupon Dec 05, 2012
Sorry man. There seems to be something wrong with my Carbuzz app, showing all these posts meant for other topics.
Mladen Sakotic Nov 25, 2012
@Al What the hell man? We are suppose to be talking about the Porsche
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
Dear Lottery, I've been a good friend to you. You know who should be driving the Super Veyron, I know you do. It shouldn't be so hard copying the numbers I'm about to put down, right? Sincerely, Al
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
It's a gorgeous thing, miles better than the Hyundai Genesis, but the latter drove the correct pair of wheels. The last Eclipse is just a big FWD coupé. Two-doors are supposed to be sports cars, so it should have been either RWD or 4WD. Sadly, it just went the way of the Solara and Monte Carlo.
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
Instead of being developed as an Evo coupé, the Eclipse only grew bigger and heavier to become much like a two-door Galant. The second generation was the best, with 4WD and turbo engines to boot.
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
This angry little thing needs Ralliart/Evo running gear. It would probably give the X1 and Q3 a run for their money.
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
It already looks the part in becoming a small hot hatch. May Mazda finally give the Yaris some soul.
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
The 86 roadster may well be rebadged as the next Miata.
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
Hope to see Sabine Schmitz back. She's the only go-fast female I respect (well, and Vicki Butler-Henderson).
Al Tungupon Nov 22, 2012
The 930 is the most classic 911 ever made.
Killian Wright Nov 21, 2012
I like this color
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
Great color.
Description: Porsche had been doing turbo work with its race cars since the late Sixties. This had proven fairly successful, and this work would eventually to the development of the awesome 1973 917/30 Can-Am ...
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Gabriel Scott Nov 22, 2012
Can-Am was so ahead of its time, I love it
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 21, 2012
One of the first major use of aero engineering for super high speeds... I was an Audi fan... But didn't learn about that car until I was at an Audi Training in Miami from one of Audi USA's chief trainers...
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 21, 2012
Actually... Looking past Wiki.. Haha... I was referring to the Type C Stream liner... It hit a record 406.3 kilometers per hour on the Autobahn... Basically it was the car you talking about, with a complete Aluminum body wrapped around it
Evan Dickinson Nov 21, 2012
Auto Union (Audi now) had a racecar capable of 211mph. They did attempt a world record car at some point (Hitlers order), but it was a failure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Union_racing_car#Technical_details
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 21, 2012
Audi had a race car that did 237mph in 1937... Speeds been around for a long time... Just sayin
Ryan Rainville Nov 21, 2012
Ya porchse has made the best race cars ever seen
Colby Church Nov 21, 2012
Those are crazy numbers for 1973.
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
It's a product of the early, crazy Can-Am series. Pretty much anything was allowed.
Chris Penza Nov 21, 2012
240 in the 70's? That's unheard f
Dillon Magee Nov 21, 2012
That's insane
Lucas Hill Nov 21, 2012
holy crap that's fast
Alex Renaud Nov 21, 2012
Not bad for 1973?! That is great by 2012 standards. (I realize the author is being sarcastic,)
Description: The original idea at Porsche was that the turbo model would be a replacement for the 2.7 RS. A rule change would kill off the racing hopes of the turbo version of the 911, already referred to internal...
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Droops Asistio Nov 25, 2012
yeah this is a 964. still awesome though
Adam Thomson Nov 23, 2012
Jeremy clarkson hates this, he dropped it on a campervan...
Drew Humphrey Nov 21, 2012
This would be a really fun track car if you can find one in relatively good condition. Love the ducktail spoiler. So characteristic of the 930 (and related models).
Eric Duzco Nov 21, 2012
0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds.. YIKES!!
Dennis Choong Nov 21, 2012
Don't think this is a 930... looks like a 964
Serge Pankratov Nov 21, 2012
I like how clean this looks :-)
Dillon Magee Nov 21, 2012
It is pretty sweet
Emil Creed Kleijsen Nov 21, 2012
Oh how I love the spoiler, I get chills just by seeing it
Chris Huff Nov 21, 2012
I always have seen porsche to be more of a road car. But it does well in the ALMS.
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 21, 2012
Because gayed up doesn't have a nice ring to it
August Burrichter Nov 21, 2012
Not slammed, stanced.
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
Slammed 930?
Lucas Hill Nov 21, 2012
Looks awesome in all black
Description: It was the only 911 Turbo to have a type number designation different from the rest of the 911 line, but at the time it was such a significant leap forward that the 930 designation made sense. The eng...
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Description: But the 930 was now competing in-house with the 928 model, and the car's future would become uncertain. New emissions regulations in Japan and the US would force the 930 out of those markets in 1...
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supra_mkiv Nov 22, 2012
I think cup holders are stupid lol
Tim Puckett Nov 22, 2012
@puneet unless your in Europe then it's perfectly legal
Puneet Dass Nov 22, 2012
Don't drink and drive bro lol
Andrew Spad Nov 21, 2012
@anton forget putting it down and just drink it like most people lol
Anton Zhukov Nov 21, 2012
Where am I supposed to put my beer?
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
Yes.
Description: The awesome 959 homologation car came out this same year, and interest in the 911 picked up, while the 928 simultaneously saw a decline in sales. The 930, as well as the whole rest of the 911 line, wa...
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supra_mkiv Nov 22, 2012
slant nose is awesome
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
Michael Jordan has a sick guards red slant nose 930.
Description: The cost of this option was phenomenal, about 60 percent of the sticker price, so very few were actually built. Official numbers have never been published, but it is estimated that just under a thousa...
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Gabriel Scott Nov 22, 2012
I would still call this car sort of obscure and say the Saab 900 Turbo was what completely awoke people to turbos
Guo-Sheng Huang Nov 22, 2012
60%? Crazy. And why do you want to change something that's already perfect.
Craig Lafey Nov 21, 2012
I'll take that Vette next to it thank you.
Scott Frye Nov 21, 2012
60% the cost of the car!? Looks like they just swapped the fenders...
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
Eew cabrio. Never been a fan
Tobias Mersinger Nov 21, 2012
Zirkelbach?
Nick Benz Nov 21, 2012
Mmmmmm yes
supra_mkiv Nov 22, 2012
love the color it really compliments this car
David Hicks Nov 21, 2012
Fatty
Tomas Arango Ferreira Nov 21, 2012
Bad boys bad boys
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
This is a keeper!
Description: The GM turbo models didn't lead to the introduction of any imitators, and BMW's first turbo model was produced in such small numbers that hardly anyone took notice. No, it was the 930 which ...
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Guo-Sheng Huang Nov 22, 2012
Ho Ho Ho~
Drew Humphrey Nov 21, 2012
Wonder if anyone's asked him what his favorite car is
Craig Murphy Nov 21, 2012
gotta love the Whale Tail
Matthew Crighton Nov 21, 2012
Wheres monday-thursday?
Carlos Eduardo Gaviria Nov 21, 2012
One for Friday, one for Saturday and one for Sunday
Jason Bartlett Nov 27, 2012
Can't stand the bumper impact absorber boots. Ugly
Kelvin Foo Nov 23, 2012
Still the best. Beautiful but deadly
Forrest T. Poulin Nov 21, 2012
Beautiful
Lou Guerrero Nov 21, 2012
I have a healthy obsession with this car.
Kyle Rawn Nov 21, 2012
Mmm I'd buy one of these beauties just to RWB it.
Guo-Sheng Huang Nov 22, 2012
Agreed! Timeless piece of art.
Tin Nguyen Nov 21, 2012
It's still beautiful looking after how many years?