1975 Porsche 911 turbo


The Porsche 911 “930″ turbo was launched in 1975 with a Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch (KKK) turbocharger, boosting the power output of the 3.0-litre flat six to 260 BHP

Like the 1973 BMW 2002 turbo, the Porsche turbo was born into a post-oil-crisis world and sales suffered as a result. The 2002 turbo was discontinued in 1974, making the 911 the only mass-produced turbocharged car until the launch of the SAAB 99 turbo in 1977

Unlike BMW, with their reversed-type turbo decal on the front air dam, Porsche opted for a subtle lower-case turbo badge on the rear lid. But if the acceleration didn’t give the car away, the huge arches and tail spoiler certainly did

Photo credit
Guards Red Porsche 911 turbo shot at Kop Hill in 2010 © Nicholas Froome
Photos courtesy of Bolide