Friday 31 July 2009
Welcome back after long break. Now back to the business:
In 1974 Porsche introduced the first production turbocharged 911. Although called simply Porsche 911 Turbo in Europe, it was marketed as Porsche 930 in America. The body shape is distinctive thanks to wide wheel-arches to accommodate the wide tires, and a large rear spoiler often known as a "whale tail" on the early cars, and "tea-tray" on the later ones. Starting out with a 3.0 L engine 260 PS (256 hp/191 kW), these early cars are known for their exhilarating acceleration coupled with challenging handling characteristics and extreme turbo lag. For 1978, capacity rose to 3.3 L 300 PS (296 hp/221 kW), and an intercooler was added which was placed under the rear spoiler.
All three models come out of Schuco Junior collection and represent low budget but nice looking group. They were purchased in one of the German toy stores full of them all the time.
- engine: 6 cylinders boxer
- capacity: 3300 cc
- horsepower: 300 HP
- gearbox: 5+1
- top speed: 290 km/h