1984 Porsche 911: Need for speed

1984 Porsche 911: Need for speed

Engine Opposed 6 Horsepower 214.00 SAE @ 5900 RPMTorque 195 Ft-Lbs (264 NM) @ 4800 RPM Engine Location Rear Drive Type RWD Weight 2620 lbs | 1188.412 kg Transmission 5-step manual in rear transaxle

The Porsche 911 was first unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. In its earliest manifestation, it was fitted with an engine based on that of the Volkswagen Beetle. From its introduction to today, this roadster had been gradually refined, staying perfect and stylish.

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The iconic Porsche 911 was a legend in the world of sports vehicles. Built to be a race-bred street vehicle, it was a true classic. The latest and greatest technologies were used to create this two-door iconic automobile with a rear engine and rear-wheel drive configuration. From its micro computerized control unit management system to its power plant and transmission, this four-seater was always at the forefront of automotive technology.

The origins

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This legendary model was one of those automobiles that changed slightly over their entire history. Since the day it was born and till now there had not been a single major update in its construction and design. Many experts think it was because of the company’s policy of gradual evolution, some think it was the reasonableness and reliability of this model, which didn’t require significant modernization. This classic Porsche model with an internal index of 901 was produced from 1964 to 1989, and during these 25 years, the company sold more than 274,000 vehicles of all modifications, including the famous Turbo (930) modification. Despite the absence of major design changes throughout the entire production period, the classic model had two generations (1964-1974 and 1974-1989), each divided into “series” (1964-1979, denoted by letters from A to M) and “programs” (1980-1989, from A to K). This classification was invented to make it easier to establish the year of manufacture of the particular automobile and the degree of its modernization. The first generation (1964-1974) featured virtually no external changes. The lighting equipment was only adjusted following American safety standards, carried out in 1968 for export versions. The second generation of the model started with the launch of the G series in 1974. Differences from the first series were full-width taillights and raised bumpers with black plastic lining, connected to the body using hydraulic shock absorbers (following American safety regulations, these bumpers had to withstand a collision at a speed of 8 km/h without damage to the body).

The 1984 model year

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1984 911 was an amazing combination of power and handling that was unmatched by its contemporaries. The exterior was sleek, the engine – powerful, and the handling – superb. 1984  911’s exterior featured wider, flush-mounted pop-up headlights, an updated front fascia with a new nose part and front fenders, slimmer rear tail lights, and new 16-inch wheels. The interior of the 1984 release retained its basic setup from the previous three years but was completely redesigned for 1985. Standard features included air conditioning, high-speed Turbo-Hydro transmission, limited slip differential, Recaro seats, and Turbo-look bumpers. The 1984 release featured a 2-liter, 8-cylinder engine that produced 250 horsepower and 258 ft-lb of torque. The 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera modification was the last of the original-shape 901 series with a larger capacity engine and revised styling. The automobile provided some significant changes that were new to 911s including satin alloy wheels and headlight vents. In addition, the rear wing became larger and shared the sport-style spoiler design with the front. It was considered one of the best-performance vehicles of all time. In total, 5,461 automobiles were built between 1978 and 1985, of which 930 were in 1984.

Did you know?

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The 1984 Porsche 911, also known as the 930 or “Funny Car,” appeared in numerous movies. The popular model was featured in the 1985 movie “Explorers” — starring a group of pre-teen boys on a cross-country adventure. Other notable appearances were made in “Stripes,” starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, “The Transformers,” featuring both Optimus Prime and Megatron, and “The Cannonball Run,” starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Joe Don Baker, and many more.

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1984 Porsche 911: Need for speed

Engine Opposed 6 Horsepower 214.00 SAE @ 5900 RPMTorque 195 Ft-Lbs (264 NM) @ 4800 RPM Engine Location Rear Drive Type RWD Weight 2620 lbs | 1188.412 kg Transmission 5-step manual in rear transaxle

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