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Porsche Of The Day: 1975 Porsche 930 Turbo

The 930 Turbo with its 3.0 L turbocharged flat 6 was the fastest production car in the world at the time of its launch and it was the flagship of the Porsche carmaker. It was hard to drive and became known as the Widowmaker, with a mystique and speed that captured a new generation of car nuts worldwide. While today’s supercars are fast on an entire different level when it comes to the numbers, remember what the world looked like in the mid 1970s. Cars were slow, heavy and couldn’t handle. Turbocharging wasn’t really a thing.

And here comes Porsche with a 2635 lbs car with no power steering, no ABS, and no traction control and a beast of a turbocharged engine in the back with the most insane turbo lag you can imagine, ready to throw you over the side of a cliff if you were brave enough to keep your foot down mid-corner as the boost spun up. The 930 had a top speed of 155 mph and could sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. It catapulted Porsche into elite performance car territory but the 930 was considerably less expensive than most of its rivals.

Photo Source: Porsche Kultur