In 1986 Porsche finally offered the slantnose, called Flachbau in German, straight from the factory. The official designation in the UK was Turbo SE and it is also sometimes referred to as the flatnose. Offered as the ultimate 930 Turbo, the this model had an upgraded body and a 330 bhp engine.
Costing nearly double the standard model, the Flachbau was rarely ordered. Before 1986, Porsche had offered the Flachbau body option out of its customer service department known as Sonderwunschen. These were handmade cars, not limited to just the Turbo, but the Carrera and Carrera SC as well. In the 1987 model year, these were productionized with the M505 code for USA for an astounding $23,244 extra and M506 for the rest of the world.
Despite the panels being slightly heavier, they were modeled after the 935 race car for top speed. The conversion required extended rocker panels, wider rear flares with scooped vents and flip-up headlights up front with functional louvres.
With a jump in horsepower, it’s not surprising that the Flachbau was the fastest of all 930 models, reaching a factory claimed 171 mph. Acceleration was rated by the factory at 0-100 kph in 5.2 seconds.
The Flachbau was sold worldwide including in the US. Over 800 models were sold.
Factory original Slantnose body (505 option code) Turbo coupe. 1 of 144 built in 1987. 1 of 349 in total from 1987-1989. Documented 28,560 original miles. Factory Guards Red with Black leather interior. Electric sunroof. Limited slip differential. Dual power seats with driver lumbar adjustments. Porsche certificate of authenticity. Complete maintenance records. Complete original handbooks. Original tools and compressor. Original option code sticker still under the hood. Clean CarFax.
This 930S is one of only 305 slantnose- optioned turbo cabriolets to be imported to the US between 1987 and 1989, and it is believed that this car is one of only two such cars produced in 1988 that offer factory-ordered RUF tuning upgrades. Following its completion on March 15, 1988, this 930S was delivered to the longtime Porsche-approved tuner RUF for performance modifications, including a turbo upgrade, turbo boost control and a dual-port four-pipe exhaust system. RUF also added some attractive body modifications, such as a roll bar, 17″ chrome wheels, a RUF front air dam and an RUF badge that proudly adorns the rear fascia.