Time for the second pick in my Ultimate Car List Top 5. I know a few of you have been waiting with baited breath for the rest of the list. Maybe I’ll pick up the pace a bit. Really, I’m agonizing over every one and have spent the last week trying to figure out my second car. If you missed the first post, you can check it out here: Ultimate Car List Top 5 – Pick #1
This week’s pick shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has spent any amount of time on this blog. Although the year may be a bit of a surprise. Pick #2: 1978 or 1979 930. I posted one of these beauties last week as a Tempting Porsche. I found a great picture of another one shown above.
Why a 911 Turbo for the Ultimate Car List? That’s easy. It is arguable the ULTIMATE “available” Porsche. It has long been the gold standard of production supercars. Nearly every other serious car manufacturer has sought to outperform the 911 Turbo since it was first released as a production car in 1976. It’s performance, handling and continued advances technologically always seem to push it to the top of the pack.
Why a 1978 or 1979 930? To me, it represents the true essence of the amazing car Porsche developed back in the 70’s. They’re considered beasts and cantankerous by many, but are raw and unrefined. Not to mention powerful. I’ve never driven one, but I love the idea of what these original Turbos represent. Sure the newer cars are more refined, have way more creature comforts, updated looks, more daily drive ability, more power, etc. Heck, the 2009 911 Turbo Cabriolet I looked at in the local dealership made me weak in the knees.
I had a really hard time not putting a late 80’s 911 Turbo on the list, or possibly a factory Slantnose, but in the end there’s just something about that combination of history and power that is appealing. As for color, I’d have to go with a lighter color like the gray above or a light metallic blue or possibly Guards Red (one color that EVERY Porsche looks stunning in).
Ultimate Car List Top 5:
- 356 Speedster (1950s)
- 911 Turbo/930 (1978/79)