Mighty Turbo charger

Porsche’s 964 was a leg­end, writesGRAHAMSMITH

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Front Page -

IN PORSCHE cir­cles the Turbo reigns supreme. It first hit the road in the 1970s as a raw and rau­cous su­per­car that her­alded a new era in ul­tra-high-per­for­mance sports cars.

The Turbo not only el­e­vated Porsche into the up­per ech­e­lons of high-per­for­mance sports cars, but it also re­de­fined them.

That first Turbo was a beast of a car, with enor­mous per­for­mance and some chal­leng­ing traits that tested even the best of driv­ers. But though there were those who loved its no­holds-barred per­for­mance, it was too much for many.

That’s where the 964 came in. The new and much-re­fined 911 Turbo was launched here in 1991.

Race mem­ory: a Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 in racing action with Ger­man Le Mans win­ner Hans Joachim Stuck at the wheel.

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