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The Porsche 930 Turbo: A Look at the Iconic Sports Car Known as “The Widowmaker”

The Porsche 930 Turbo was a sports car manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche between 1975 and 1989. It was popularly known as the 911 Turbo. The well-known 3.0-liter boxer engine from the Carrera 911 versions was paired with a turbocharger in the Porsche 930 to give it power.

The models in the second iteration (1978 to 1989) came with a 3.3-liter boxer engine. For the entirety of its production, the Porsche 930 served as the company's top-of-the-line 911 model and, at the time of its debut, was Germany's quickest production vehicle.

The 930 Turbo 3.0 has been given a top power of 191 kW. (260 HP). The engine was a flat-six cylinder air-cooled unit with a diameter x stock of 95 x 70.4 mm and a displacement of 2993 ccm (182.64 in). The car's flared rear wings added an additional 12 centimeters to its width.

The Porsche 930 Turbo can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).

The 1978 Porsche 911/930 Turbo could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and had a maximum speed of 265 kph. In 4.9 seconds, the Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph.

The Porsche 930 Turbo earned the nickname "the Widowmaker" as a result of numerous accidents and fatalities linked to its unpredictable driving.

The vehicle was prone to turbo lag and oversteer. In spite of its moniker, the Porsche 930 Turbo was a highly desirable automobile and is still regarded as a masterpiece.

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