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What Is Faster On The Track A Porsche 911 SC, 930, 996 or 986 Boxster?

By   April 3, 2016

Porsche 911 SC, 930, 996 and Boxster

Porsche 911 SC, 930, 996 and 986 Boxster

Most Porsche enthusiasts would give up their left thumb for a chance to drive a 911 SC, 930, 996 and 986 Boxster back to back on the track. The folks over at Fast Lane Cars got an opportunity to do just that as they compared two of the cheapest Porsches on the market today with two classic cars that have a much higher market value.

The 986 and 996 have the advantage of newer technology when compared to their 80’s siblings. The 911 SC and 930 are iconic cars that take you back to a time when driving was an analog experience. The older cars are also lighter packages with a much sought after air-cooled power plant.

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Porsches, Ferraris And Lamborghinis Sell For High Prices In Monterey, Including Steve McQueen’s 930

By   August 18, 2015

Steve McQueen's Porsche 930

Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930

Monterey Car Week has many events to take some great classic or exotic machines. It has also become a huge time for automotive sales as multiple high profile auctions happen during the week.

One of these is Mecum Auctions and they had some very interesting cars for sale this year. These include the Porsche 930 once owned and customized by Steve McQueen and the white Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice.

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Steve McQueen’s 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Goes To Auction

By   July 14, 2015

Steve McQueen's Porsche 930 Turbo

Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930 Turbo

Steve McQueen was the King of Cool. The late actor is known for his legendary performances in movies such as Bullitt and Le Mans. Off the screen he was a huge car guy, getting into racing and having some very nice rides.

If you have ever wanted to buy a car owned by Steve McQueen you have a chance. The 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo that was his last special ordered car from the German performance car maker is going to auction. Now of course, it will take a good amount of cash to get it, but if you have it then this could be your chance.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to read more about Steve McQueen’s Porsche 930.

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Matt Farah Drives A Modified Porsche 911 Turbo (930)

By   January 28, 2015

Porsche 911 Turbo (930)

Porsche 911 Turbo (930)

The Porsche 911 Turbo (930) is one of the all time greatest cars made by the German performance car maker. The 930 was incredibly fast for its time, but it was a tricky machine to drive. It received a reputation as a widow maker thanks to its combination of the rear-engine layout and the noticeable turbo lag.

The 930 is a very different car than the modern 911 Turbos. Sure the newer cars are much faster, but they don’t quite have the drama of the air-cooled cars. That isn’t to say they aren’t fun, but these older cars are just more raw and that makes them very special.

This video features Matt Farah driving a modified Porsche 930. The car puts out a very good 400 horsepower and thanks to its relatively low weight it makes for quite a quick ride. The boost may not kick in until 4,000 RPMs, but that simply adds to the drama.

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Video: Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Or 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

By   July 12, 2014

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991) VS 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991) VS 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

Old or new? That is the hard decision that Autocar tries to make when it tests a new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet against a classic 930 Flatnose Cabriolet(also called a Slantnose).

Both turbocharged cars were very fast in their day (or today as the case may be). The new 991 Turbo is just about perfect. The open-aired version of the rear-engined sports car punches well above its class, with the most comparable convertible being the McLaren 650S Spider. That makes the new 911 Turbo quite the bargain in the supercar world.

The older 911 Turbo (930) has classic charm. While some purists are not fans of the Flatnose design, it does make this turbocharged machine stand out even more in the crowed. With the classic 930 you do get a great vintage ride with lots of character.

What that also means is that you get a lot of turbo lag and some noticeable flex in the chassis. However, all of this kind of adds to the charm of the older car and it is enjoyable to drive even at lower speeds.

So the choice is a tough one. The modern car is almost too perfect (if that is possible), but it is the classic 930’s imperfections that make it almost perfect.

But what would you choose? Let us know in the comments.

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