The name Widowmaker should put the senses on edge, but the car isn’t ‘really dangerous’. Ferdinand Porsche finally gave the very first 930 Turbo to his daughter, Louise Piech. Besides the love for the 930 Turbo at Porsche, even artists have described the driving experience in their songs. Think of KK Downing who wrote the song Turbo-lover or Judas Priest with his album Turbo. Recognition of its potential is not modest for this hot-tempered 911. Maybe the 911-Turbo line resembles a bit a life of an average artist. It started (with the 930) very wild, many a person deeply impressed and sometimes lay backwards in the hedge. Nowadays, after a lot of guidance, structure and balance, they are better, but less eccentric and the experience is ‘braver’.
At that time the 930 Turbo was a direct competitor of the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari 356 GT4 BB. With its 0-100 sprint in 4.8 seconds, even today it is a very fast car. After announcing production, Porsche was overwhelmed with the number of reactions and reservations. The planned production number of ‘first editions’ of 500 was immediately doubled to 1000. Eventually some 18,000 were delivered worldwide.
This 930 Turbo is originally from America and crossed the ocean in 2015 to be closed in a warm collector’s heart. Besides the original booklets, there are many invoices present. With its condition and options, this 930 is a real collector’s item to be seen!