11 Sep 2013

Porsche 911 Turbo - pictorial history from 1974 to 2013

The first Porsche 911 Turbo concept appeared at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show.  It was essentially a Carrera RS 3.0 but with Turbo decals at the rear.  That concept featured a 2.7 litre engine which was quoted as producing 280bhp, and with a top speed of 160mph.

Public interest was enough that Porsche developed a production version and at the 1974 Paris Motor Show the first 911 Turbo was shown.  It had a 3 litre engine with a single turbocharger and produced 260bhp.  It had cost Porsche $2million to develop.

Thereafter all variants of the Porsche 911 featured a turbocharged model.

Here they all are.
1974 Porsche 911 Turbo
1974 Porsche 911 Turbo

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
1977 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3

1990 Porsche 911 Turbo 964
1990 Porsche 911 Turbo 964

1995 Porsche 911 Turbo 993
1995 Porsche 911 Turbo 993

2000 Porsche 911 Turbo 996
2000 Porsche 911 Turbo 996

2006 Porsche 911 turbo 997
2006 Porsche 911 Turbo 997

2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S 991
2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S 991
Here's a GIF of them

This is the original 1973 Porsche 911 Turbo concept
1973 Porsche 911 Turbo concept
1973 Porsche 911 Turbo concept