Porsche is a German automobile manufacturing company that was formed in the 1930’s. Porsche makes sports cars, SUVs and sedans that are sold worldwide. The Porsche 930, known simply as the Porsche Turbo in the United States, was introduced in 1978 as Porsche noted that the 911 remained a popular car, while the replacement 928 had yet to sell in large enough numbers to abandon the iconic Porsche design. A pristine Porsche 930 today commands a steep price and is a true collectors item that enjoys a good thrashing on track days. Owners can keep the Porsche 930 race-ready with a Porsche 930 service manual that details the steps for servicing these highly collectible sports cars.
The Porsche 930 came about as Porsche experimented with turbocharging the venerable 3.5L air-cooled six cylinder used in the standard 911. With the Turbo, Porsche struck quirkiness gold- the car was abusive, fast and challenging to drive hard, even for experienced drivers. But for those who took the time to learn to drive the rear-engine turbo, the Porsche 930 rewarded them with one of the world’s most revered performance experiences. To this day, few cars can illicit the visceral experience of charging hard around a track in a well-maintained Porsche 930 Turbo.
The Porsche 930 uses technology that is familiar to anyone who is experienced in working on Volkswagen Beetle cars, just bigger and more powerful. Car and Driver Magazine found the Porsche 930 to be the fastest car of the 1970’s, leading all other cars by nearly a half-second. By the mid-1980’s, just before discontinuation, the 930 could scamper to 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds and could exceed 120 miles per hour in less than 20 seconds.
Today, the Porsche 930 Turbo is among the most desirable of all Porsche models, and clean, original examples are rare and pricey. Restorers will find that the Porsche 930 is an easy car to service with a Porsche 930 repair manual that details the procedures to remove, inspect and repair these high-performance superstars. The Porsche 93- service manuals offer illustrations and exploded diagrams of the major systems, and include wiring diagrams and specifications for the Porsche 930 Turbo.