But then, something exciting happened. The idea of a turbocharger in a Porsche 911. They had been toying around with this idea for quite a while before they decided to stick one of those up a 911s arse in 1972.
This was the G-Series 911. It was a hell of a car. For your viewing pleasure:
Look at this one.
Delicious. Isn’t it?
This is my favourite one. This particular example was made in 1979. The Porsche 930.
These cars later came to be known as the 911 Turbo. What made these cars scandalous was its turbo lag. The cars had a considerable time delay between burying your right foot and getting pinned to the seat. This meant the thing was not easy to tame. When the boost came in, you had to have your wits about you. It ended up getting the title of the widow maker. And, rightfully so. Many of those whose went for a long drive never really returned. In one piece that is.
Don’t hate it. Oh! Please No. It’s plain pornography. Just bathe in its visceral personality. Another great Porsche from possibly the greatest era of cars. But More significantly, they went against all odds and did it. They tried. That, to me, is what counts.
Old as it turns out, is gold. And turbo laggy!