There is no Porsche more anachronistic than the slant-nose 911 Turbo. It could not have existed were it not for the flash, exuberance, and absolute wealth of the 1980s, and looks out of place in any other era (look to the 964 Flachbau and you’ll know this to be true).
This particular car, as featured in Matt Farah’s One Take show, is painted in Chiffon White with color-matched Fuchs wheels, over a brown leather interior, and that combination could not be any more ’80s. Porsche did offer a slant nose 911 Turbo in 1982, but there is some contention as to whether this car was actually done by the Sonderwunsch program (Special Wishes), but regardless this appears to be a nicely cared for Porsche with honest-to-goodness steel bodywork. That, in and of itself, is worth a mint.
A 911 Turbo of this era is an incredibly fast-feeling car, even in a world where Porsche builds a 700+ horsepower GT2 RS, the old 330 horsepower 930 moves in a way that is alarmingly quick. Porsche’s 930 basically wrote the book on fast ’80s cars, with turbo lag for days and somewhat tricky handling characteristics. That Farah loves it is no particular surprise.
Make sure you watch the video, because there is a particularly awesome bit in which Farah drives this 930 through a tunnel with a window down. That gnarly and raspy flat-six turbo sound is unmistakable.
If you’ve never driven a 911 Turbo, you’ll be shocked at how quick it feels, even in comparison to much more powerful modern sports cars. It’s a truly awe-inspiring car from an awe-inspiring era of cars. I can’t even imagine how shocking it would have been to see a four-wheeled spaceship like this on the street in 1982.