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Porsche 930 Turbo with F1 engine

In order to compete with Renault, McLaren joined forces with TAG and Porsche in 1982 to jointly develop a turbocharged F1 engine. The creative behind it is Hans Mezger, the legendary Porsche engineer who designed some of the best high-performance engines. In the following years, this engine proved to be a complete hit and McLaren won three championship titles. Now the British automotive company specializing in service restoration and development of unique vehicles, Lanzante, has installed these three F1 engines in three examples of the Porsche 930 Turbo.

The first of the three cars, the Championship 85, was powered by the Formula 1-spec 1.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that Alain Prost used in his McLaren in ’84, ’85. and ’86. The engine was restored by Cosworth, who installed new pistons, valves, springs, camshafts, air box, new exhaust system, and improved cooling. On the sides of the V6 engine are two lightweight turbochargers made of titanium (8 kg lighter than the original ones), which help the engine deliver more than 630 hp. It is mounted on 18-inch Dymag magnesium and carbon rims, the design of which resembles the wheels of the original McLaren F1 car. Lanzante says that the car now weighs only 920 kilograms.

The car is finished in the colors of Prost’s helmet, and is equipped with larger carbon ceramic brakes, Cosworth ECU unit and electronics with Formula 1 specifications. Inside, there are Recaro seats, a suede-covered steering wheel, and new seat belts.

This Porsche 930 Turbo will be premiered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will be held July 11, 2024 – July 14, 2024.

Source: Lanzante


1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is for sale

At the 1974 Paris Auto Show Porsche presented the top-of-the-range 911 model and the fastest production car available in Germany at the time, the Porsche 930 Turbo. It was produced until 1989, and 18,770 units left the production line. One of them, a 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is for sale.

This 911 930 Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six engine with factory output of 282 hp (207 kW) and 278 lb-ft (377 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The car is mounted on 16″ Fuchs alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires.

The car is finished in Venetian Blue Metallic, properly maintained, it is in good condition, and it should be noted that it spent 22 years with a single registered owner before it was bought by the current owner. It is equipped with black stone guards ahead of the rear wheels, a rear window wiper, a sunroof, fog lights, a tea tray rear spoiler, dual exhaust outlets, four-wheel cross-drilled and ventilated discs. At the beginning of the year, a service was performed, which included replacing the air filter, distributor cap, spark plugs, ignition wires, engine belts, valve cover gaskets, vacuum hoses, and intercooler seals.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in Marine Blue leather, which also covers the door panels and dashboard. There’s also a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel behind which is a six-digit odometer showing 59,752 miles. Additional equipment includes air conditioning, an analog clock, an alarm system, an aftermarket radio, a trunk-mounted amplifier, and power windows.

The car has a clean Carfax report that shows no accidents or other damage. It comes with a Porsche Production Specifications sheet, a window sticker, a stamped maintenance log, records, and a clean Florida title.

The auction ends on October 17 and the highest bid at the time of writing was $127,000 USD.

Source: Bring a Trailer


1988 Porsche 930 Turbo with 850 HP

There are more and more restored Porsche cars in the public eye, and one of the latest is the 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo. It is a turbocharged variant of the 911 model that was manufactured between 1975 and 1989, when Porsche discontinued the production of this car. The car was modified and restored by the Galpin company in cooperation with the Porsche distributor from Santa Clarita.

After the car was damaged by fire, but the team did not want to leave it to decay. So they did everything to save the car. First, the car was completely disassembled and restored. It was then fitted with an X83 Flachbau body kit paired with Rubystar paint. “Our goal with this Slantnose was to bring it back to the original generation while incorporating our own unique Galpinized design,” said Galpin boss Beau Boeckmann. In order to give a bit of racing spirit, a racing stripe has been added. The suspension has been upgraded with components taken from the 997 GT3 RS, and the car is fitted with HRE rims with Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in turquoise with black and white inserts. The steering wheel and dashboard are also covered in turquoise, with matching carpets. There is also a Blaupunkt sound system.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Porsche 930 Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 3.5L flat-six engine with 850 hp (625 kW). As a reminder, the original 1988 model is powered by a 3.3L flat-six engine with 282 hp (207 kW) @ 5500 rpm and 289 lb-ft (392 Nm) of torque.

We know that there are many car enthusiasts who do not support modifying cars, especially when it comes to some of the legendary models, but this one might change the minds of some of them.

Source: Galpin