1989 Porsche 930 LE

1989 Porsche 930 LE

Year: 1989  |  Generation: 930  |  Units built: 50
Engine: 3.3L turbo flat-six | Power: 330 hp | 0 – 60 mph: 4.6 s | Top Speed: 173 mph

 

Mechanically, the Porsche 930 LE was essentially identically to the slant nose SE. However, the LE – shorthand for ‘Limited Edition’ – stuck with the Porsche 911’s idiosyncratic raised front wings but gained a deep, 934-esque chin spoiler. Just one example was delivered to each contemporary Porsche Centre for a total of 50 rare units.

 

The reason this 930 makes our list was because almost everybody thought it would be the last ever 911 Turbo. The 964 Porsche was on its way and many thoughts that meant the end of the Turbo range. Porsche went ahead and made this limited edition. The original list price for the 930 LE was a staggering £84,492 (its close to £300,000 in today’s money). With the 930 LE, Porsche went out of its way to create the ultimate Turbo and that is special to us.

 

Each car started life as a standard 3.3-litre Turbo before being passed over to the ‘Exclusive’ team at Zuffenhausen. Each car was rebuilt by hand to include a host of no-cost options but the coolest thing of all was a final gold plaque on the center console highlighted the LE’s place at the end of the Turbo’s 15-year tenure as Porsche’s true everyday supercar.

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