In the 1970s, as Porsche was sitting on its new-found Turbo technology, its racing program dedicated much of its efforts to sports car endurance competition. The slant-nosed 935 program fit comfortably inside the FIAs Silhouette formula and subsequently dominated the World Manufacturers Championship, popularizing the road- going 930 Turbo in the process.
Unfortunately, the energy crisis of the day forced the road-going 930 from American showrooms, not returning until 1986. By this time, Porsche's Sonderwunsch department had been fitting customers' Turbo models with a Flachbau (flat profile) nose, flip-up headlamps, wide rear wheel arches, and forward-facing air scoops, all reminiscent of the mighty 935 racing cars.
For 1987, the slant-nose package became a factory option and by 1988 the Turbo version was simply called the 930S. Built at the Roesslebau Assembly Plant alongside the legendary 959. Only 630 slant-nosed Turbos were assembled in those two years, of which even fewer were exported to the U.S.
History and Specs:
Specifications: 282bhp, 3,299cc single-turbocharged horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine, four-speed transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes with cross-drilled rotors. Wheelbase: 89.5"