"In all of Porsche history, it's the most advanced model we have ever introduced." A car of the track and of the town, the 3.3L Turbo Carrera series features a breath-taking acceleration of 0 to 60 in a mere 4.9 seconds. Quite the feat for sports cars of the time. Topping out at speeds well over 160 MPH it was born for the track, but the Turbo Carrera was also built with practicality in mind. Extra-wide, high-speed VR tires allow nimble maneuverability whether it is a lap around the track or a simple after-noon cruise through the town.
So what is the difference between the 3.0L 1976 to 1977 series 930 and the 3.3L 1978 to 1979 series 930? Other than an obviously larger motor, the 3.3L series incorporated an air-to-air intercooler. By cooling the pressurized air charge the intercooler was able to increase power output to 300 HP. In addition to an increase in displacement and an intercooler, these later 930 models were equipped with brake units similar to those used on the 917 racecar. All of these changes increased the weight of the 930, especially in the engine, contributing to a much different feel for handling, and character, of the car when compared to earlier 930 models.
This Turbo Carrera is example 719 of 1,200 1979 US built 3.3L Turbo Carreras making it an exceptionally rare model type. An immaculate interior, clean-underside and engine/transmission, and original paint are all details that are exemplary of this car's extremely low mileage. Original paint measured and verified with a Positest DFT meter. Absolutely spectacular shine in the sun! An all original 6,763 miles read on the dash's odometer. Equipped with its original toolkit, air pump, literature, documentation, and window-sticker. Without knowing any better you may think this car just rolled out of some prestigious restoration shop, just now seeing the light of day again. Don't take my word for it though, take a look at the pictures below to get an idea for yourself.