200mph 930 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction
Want that classic Porsche look with performance that will put the latest supercars to shame? This 600bhp 930 Turbo might be for you
Nobody accused the 930 Porsche 911 Turbo of being slow. Even by today’s standards this 1980s icon is pretty sprightly with a 0-62mph time of around 5 seconds and a 160mph top speed. However, a very special 930 Turbo developed by DP Motorsport that claims to be a genuine 200mph machine is heading to auction. A classic capable of sleighing modern supercars? Yes please!
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There’s something about the shape of a 930 911 Turbo that demands attention. From its iconic headlights and teardrop rear profile, to its enormous whale-tail spoiler, it immediately separates itself from Porsche’s ‘cooking’ models. This example adds some elegance into the mix with an unusual aqua shade, but it’s beauty is more than just skin-deep.
This Porsche now wields far greater performance than when standard, thanks to extensive work undertaken by DP Motorsport. It has been on a diet that now results in a wet weight of just 1,100kg, making modern machines with similar performance credentials appear portly.
Continuous tuning and engine modification has resulted in an output in excess of 600bhp and 600 lb ft (814 Nm) of torque. This combination of high power and low weight means that a 0-60mph dash is achievable in less than three seconds and 0-100mph is cracked in under five. To match this performance on a modern-day supercar, you’ll need to spend the thick-end of a million pounds and sacrifice some character.
The car was originally built to take part in the 930 Sport Sprint Series in the north-west of England, hence its biblical performance and uncompromisingly bare interior. It features a four-speed manual transmission which might sound a little crazy in a car that can do 200mph, but its ratios are designed for maximum acceleration. As a result of this unusual setup, this 930 will do 60mph in 1st gear, over 100mph in 2nd, and almost 170mph in 3rd!
If you fancy getting your hands on one of the fastest classics out there, keep a close eye on Silverstone Auction’s NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on November 10-11 2018. Its estimate of between £80,000 - £90,000 makes this 911 Turbo a relative performance bargain.
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