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08-07-2012, 08:13 PM #1
Final Porsche Slantnose Defines 'Factory Custom'
No fewer than 40 Porsche employees contributed to the masterpiece pictured above, which is a bespoke Porsche 911 slantnose delivered in 1990 with a list of custom goodies nothing short of shocking.
Still in factory-perfect condition, the car is the last 911 Turbo Type 930 to be built and represents the legacy with style and grace despite having very little in common with its factory-spec underlings.
Its owner ordered the car with a much bigger intercooler, which would be necessary were the car ever pushed hard. Thatís because the owner also specified that it be built with new camshafts, pistons, a new exhaust system, a Motronic digital engine management system and more, all of which brought the car to 460 hp at its low boost setting.
Boost settings? Yes, it also has a knob build into the center console, letting the driver control how much boost the turbocharger would push through the engine.
In other 930s of that era, having that much power would have been a problem, to put things politely. The owner must have known how the car would be a handful because it also came with a factory-equipped limited slip differential and a six-speed manual, putting it well ahead of its time.
But thatís far from a complete list of unusual parts put into the Porsche. It also came with a rain-sensing roof that would close itself while parked if it sensed any precipitation, though that isnít the only interesting change made to the drop top. It also had to be modified for a 1,000-watt system to fit with the top down.
More than 300 individual interior pieces were covered in leather, including the background for the dash gauges which had the numbers and icons silk screened on. The extensive leather lust didnít stop there, though; all the carís tools were also housed in hand-sewn leather bags. The car even has an LED boost gauge and a digital clock.
If there has to be a downside, itís probably that the car isnít for sale and that it hasnít ever been driven in traffic. Then again, thatís why itís still in perfect condition.
08-07-2012, 09:03 PM #2
Love, love, love the boost knob. 930s were the business!There are only four sports: bullfighting, motor racing, mountaineering, and troll hunting; all the rest are merely games.
08-07-2012, 09:32 PM #3
Saw this on Porsche's FB and searched for an article on it. Thanks for finding this and posting! What an amazing machine.
I wonder what the MSRP was on it back in 1990?
08-08-2012, 03:14 AM #4
Nice piece of history. I need to get a slant nose some day.
08-08-2012, 03:25 AM #5
08-08-2012, 04:07 AM #6
I still love these BBS wheels!
08-10-2012, 03:05 PM #7Junior Member
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It's one of my dream cars.
08-11-2012, 07:11 AM #8
I would drive this thing everyday, I hate when awesome cars are garage queens...
08-11-2012, 04:37 PM #9
09-13-2012, 06:20 PM #10
That is so awesome.Turbocharged RX-8