Make : Porsche
Model : 911 Turbo – 930
Year : 1987
Owner : Henri Azadian
Country : Lebanon
Member of : Porsche Club Lebanon
Owned by Henri Azadian since 2004 (Driven and cherished for +80,000 Km), this Porsche 911 Turbo (930) produced between 1978 and1989 has a 3.3 Liter – Flat 6 originally pumping 300hp pushing those 1300Kg for less than 95,000Km as mileage since it was bought back in 1987.
Underneath, the factory standard original look; many modifications and improvements were made, so this 930 can keep up with the most recent 911s.
– Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
– KEP/ Saks Lightweight Competition Clutch
– Heavy-duty Front Aluminum Strut Brace
– K&N High Flow Air Filter
– Turbo upgraded from 0.7 to 1.0 Bar Boost Spring
– Stainless Steel Free Flowing De-Catalyzed Exhaust
These modifications results in a faster revving engine thus giving this 930 more punch towards the rev limiter. (Horsepower: at least 350hp).
So what makes the Legend of the “Widow Maker”?
The Porsche 911 Turbo 930 is one of the first commercialized manufactured Turbocharged Sports car, the first production car with ventilated and drilled disk brakes (technology directly inherited from Le Mans 917 race cars winners).
In addition, this second generation Turbo 911 has a larger capacity engine of 3.3-liter, and added intercooler boosting the power to 300hp (the first 911 turbo had a 3.0 liter Flat 6 (260hp) 75-77).
It is called Widow Maker as its specification and setup turbo have enormous lag and would surprise the unwary drivers in a split second thus resulting in losing control of the car and crashing it most of the time.
One day in 2004 I was visiting Porsche Center garage. I saw, lying in a dark corner a shadow of wide body 911. It reminded me of the Black Carrera I previously owned in the early nineties. I asked; who is the owner? The answer was: It’s for sale and the rest is history…