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Porsche 911 Turbo (1976-1977)


Porsche 911 Turbo (1976-1977)

The Turbo version of the 1976-1977 911 was for the rich performance enthusiast after a challenging drive. It was a brave move by Porsche to install the turbo, as only BMW and Chevrolet had tried it on a production model before, though the Stuttgart, Germany-based company did know the turbocharging had strong appeal in its own race programme. It was a single KKK turbo with 12psi boost, but it made the engine so much more punchy that a stronger transmission was required. To get the power down, wider rear arches were also needed in order to get sufficient rubber under them. After 1977 the car's displacement was upped to 201ci (3,293cc) for 300bhp (224kW), but the Turbo had developed a reputation for being a monster, well deserved given the performance and sudden oversteer. The 'whaletail' spoiler, where the intercooler was mounted, also provided downforce at speed.

Porsche 911 Turbo (1976-1977) Specifications

Top speed:156 mph (250 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):4.9 sec
Engine type:Flat six
Displacement:183 ci (2,993 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:234 bhp (174 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque:245 lb ft (332 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm
Weight:2,514 lb (1,143 kg)
Economy:19 mpg (6.7 km/I)
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