Porsche 911 Turbo S Slant nose (930S)
Porsche offered a 930 under its special order programme or "Sonderwunschprogramm" known as the "Flachbau". This was more commonly known as the "Slantnose" or "flat nose" 911. This is a rare variant of the 911 Turbo, or 930. Beginning in 1981, an otherwise normal 930 was manufactured with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end. Each Flachbau unit was hand built by remodeling the exisitng front wings or fenders.
It's not certain exactly how many Flachbau's were manufactured, but several sources claim the factory built 948 units. The Flachbau units delivered in Europe usually featured the 330bhp performance kit.
Here's a few facts about this rare beauty:
- Porsche 911 Turbo S Slant nose (930S) was in production from 1981 to 1989;
- It was available as a special order from Porsche from 1986;
- It became an official option for USA in 1987;
- In the USA the Slantnose with option code M505 had less horse power at 282bhp;
- "Rest of World" Slantnose cars with option code M506 produced 330bhp;
- In 1989 all 911 Turbos had the new 5-speed gearbox, known as type G50;
- An estimated 948 Slantnose 930's was ever manufactured during production years.
Channel P101tv member Flatout has uploaded some pictures of his own 911 flatnose
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