911 Turbo Cabriolet
Configuration: Rear engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine: 3.3L Turbocharged 6-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 282 hp at 5,900 RPM
Transmission: 5-speed G50 manual
A Little History
The Porsche 930 is a sports car built by Porsche between 1975 and 1989, known to the public as the 911 Turbo. It was the maker’s top-of-the-range 911 model for its entire production duration and at the time of its introduction the fastest production car available in Germany.
For its last year, Porsche offered the 911 Turbo in Cabriolet form but with one exciting change: the Turbo was finally outfitted with the new G50 5-speed, the extra gear allowing more practical spacing and better engine flexibility.
With such an established brand, Porsche could afford to have a little fun with its consumers in its advertising for the 911.
This 911 Turbo Cabriolet features a “whale tail” rear spoiler to help vent more air to the engine and help create more downforce at the rear of the vehicle, and wider rear wheels with upgraded tires combined with flared wheel arches to increase the car’s width and grip, making it more stable.
Also included with this car’s eye-catching Guards Red exterior: matching painted Fuchs alloy wheels, a contrasting black top and interior, and the original bill of sale.
Did You Know?
Porsche would paint your 911 any color you want: The company has always been a low-volume manufacturer that would happily cater to the whims of its clientele via its “special wish” department. These so-called “paint to sample” 911s are often sought after by collectors.
Ferdinand Porsche, the eponymous founder of the company, made the world’s first hybrid electric vehicle… in 1899.
The Lohner-Porsche “Semper Vivus” was essentially an electric car with an internal combustion motor used as a generator. It was also the first car with brakes on all four wheels.
Almost 120 years later, Porsche prepares to launch its first all-electric Mission E concept car.
(Above, Ferdinand Porsche’s 1899 hybrid electric car; below, 2019-2020 Porsche Mission E)