Porsche 911 Turbo Timeline

The air-cooled Porsche 911 Turbo first launched in 1975 as the Porsche 930 Turbo. The Porsche 930 produced between 1975 and 1989 started the Porsche trend of producing turbocharged production Porsches that are now across the Porsche lineup.


The designation 930 comes from the internal Porsche platform designation just as later 911’s became known as 964, 993, 996, 997, etc. Initially the Porsche 911 Turbo was just badged as a Turbo so this is probably why enthusiasts started referring to the Turbo using the internal classification of 930.

The introduction of the 964 Turbo and beyond had the Turbo models being designated by their platform number plus Turbo, such as 964 Turbo, 993 Turbo, etc.

The early Porsche Turbos were very fast, but also demanding to drive due to its short wheelbase and rear engine layout that was prone to oversteer, combined with turbo-lag that may kick-in during cornering. The cars soon became known as Widowmakers as many were wrecked since they demanded a skilled driver.

Porsche 911 Turbo Timeline $104,500 for 1975,

Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

Introduction: 1975

Power Output: 234 hp

0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds

Top Speed: 156 mph

Production: 2,819

Median Prices: $104,500 for 1975, $123,000 for 1976 – 1977

Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3

Introduction: 1978

Power Output: 261 hp

0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds

Top Speed: 165 mph

Production: 18,770

Median Price: $104,500

Porsche 911 Turbo Gen 964

Introduction: 1991

Power Output: 316 hp

0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds

Top Speed: 180 mph

Production: 5,125

Median Price: $225,000

Porsche 911 Turbo Gen 993

Introduction: 1995

Power Output: 402 hp

0-60 mph 3.7 seconds

Top Speed: 180 mph

Production: 5,978

Median Price: $148,000

Porsche 911 Turbo Gen 996

Introduction: 1991

Power Output: 414 hp

0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds

Top Speed: 190 mph

Production: 20,550

Median Price: $49,000

Porsche 911 Turbo Gen 997

Introduction: 2006

Power Output: 473 hp

0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

Top Speed: 190 mph

Production: 31,928

Median Price: N/A

Porsche 911 Turbo Gen 991

Introduction: 2013

Power Output: 513 hp

0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds

Top Speed: 196 mph

Production: N/A

Median Price: N/A

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NOTE: Median prices are based on the 2020 Sports Car Market Price Guide




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