1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 930
Everyone recognizes the Porsche 911 Turbo with its iconic round headlights, wide rear track and massive spoiler. Although this 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo is almost 30 years old, it still conjures up images of prestige and thrilling performance. Japanese used car auctions and dealers offer an incredible range of used 911s, in great condition at fantastic prices.
The air-cooled flat six 3.3-liter engine on the 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 delivers exciting performance with powerful turbo boost that propels you from zero to 60 in about five seconds flat. Horsepower and torque are a solid 282 hp at 5,500 rpm and 278 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm.
This performance may not be phenomenal by today’s standards, but many 911 fans will assure you that older air-cooled models like this Turbo 911 are more satisfying to drive because they test your limits and connect you with the driving experience at a deeper level. They also produce an exhilarating sound that is highly addictive and tend to be fantastic investments.
Handling is excellent due to a stiff chassis, precision steering and finely tuned suspension. Skill is sometimes required to maintain grip when accelerating around corners, because of a slight tendency to oversteer, but highly experienced drivers find this challenge appealing and consider the handling unrivaled once mastered.
On non-turbo models, Porsche reduced the weight of the engine with a magnesium crankcase to keep handling under control, however the additional weight of a turbocharger required a more radical solution in the Turbo models. Porsche’s solution was to widen the rear track to improve traction and stability.
Even after all these years, every inch of the car is beautiful from the sparse and sporty interior with leather seats to the 16-inch alloy wheels and massive “tea tray” spoiler that increases downforce and feeds fresh air to the intercooler. Porsche gave it a stronger 4-speed manual transmission instead of the 5-speed manual transmission found on the naturally aspirated models because it handles the extra power of the turbocharged 3.3-liter engine more reliably. Ample power amenities and a rear wiper are also provided.
This stunning dark blue 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 coupe (known as an E-9307 in Japan) was recently acquired by Japan Car Direct through a used car auction in Tokyo at a very competitive price. These great condition low mileage air-cooled 911s available in the Japanese market are solid investments, regardless where in the world you are importing them.
If you dream of owning a used 911, contact Japan Car Direct today to discover the best deals in Japan!