The Porsche 930 turbo introduced in 1975 was a beacon to the performance
car world during the dark days of tightening emissions and emasculated sports cars. Initially, introduced
with a turbocharged 3.0L flat six, a whale tail and bulging fenders the Turbo announced to the world that performance
was not dead and was here to stay.
In 1978 Porsche enlarged the engine to 3.3L and added an air-to-air intercooler for a reported
output of 300hp making a fast car even faster. All this leads us the car pictured here because along
the way, Porsche not only added more performance mods but also creature comforts; AC, power
The particular Turbo was special ordered by Swiss Le Mans race car driver, Francois Trisconi and as such
reflects his desire to have a Turbo that was as pure as possble. Out went the AC, out went the
power sunroof and in went racing brake pads, a limited slip diff, bigger torsion bars. And to top it all off
Trisconi specified a particular red paint called Kiln with what then seemed like the most outrageous
all leather olive green interior.
The condition of this 930 Turbo, well kept with only three owners-all Porsche enthusiasts and now
for sale out of England- plus the wonderful, eclectic colour combination is a strong shot of java in a sea
of monochromatic black/gray cars. This 930 Turbo is a welcome feast for the eyes and a reminder of
a more individualistic time when cars both in appearances and performances weren't as drab as they are today.