TURBO TECHNICS

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It’s re­mark­able to note that the mighty 930 Turbo, the wide­body mon­ster with a rep­u­ta­tion for both huge per­for­mance and zero sym­pa­thy for driver er­ror, hit the mar­ket in 1975 with just 260hp trans­mit­ted through a mere four-speed gear­box. Sig­nif­i­cantly less, in other words, than the ba­sic 300hp Boxster has avail­able to­day cour­tesy of a six-speed trans­mis­sion. It’s also in­trigu­ing to re­call the 930 orig­i­nally ex­isted to com­ply with FIA ho­molo­ga­tion re­quire­ments. Fast for­ward over 40 years and the 930’s rel­a­tively small-ca­pac­ity 3.0-litre en­gine and tur­bocharged in­duc­tion looks point­edly pre­scient. The 930 sur­vived right up to 1989, when its G Se­ries un­der­pin­nings were re­placed by the 964 fam­ily. It also lives on to­day thanks to this fan­tas­tic 1:12 scale model from Minichamps and avail­able in mul­ti­ple colours at se­lec­tionrs.com for €239.95 or around £220.

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