1977 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Carrera

In 1974, the Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera made its debut, with production commencing in 1975 and US deliveries starting in 1976. It marked a significant milestone for the German automaker as their inaugural true production supercar. While still unmistakably a 911, internally known as the Type 930, it showcased a 3.0-liter flat-six engine equipped with a single KKK turbocharger and K-Jetronic fuel injection.

The power output of the Type 930 was remarkable, with 245 horsepower for cars in the US market (260 horsepower elsewhere). Weighing under 2,700 pounds, the 930 was a force to be reckoned with, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just over five seconds and effortlessly reaching speeds exceeding 150 mph.

The Turbo name swiftly became synonymous with exceptional performance, albeit performance that demanded the expertise of a skilled driver. This car possessed breathtaking speed and could punish those who approached it without the necessary skill and respect.

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