Porsche Buyers Guide: 1998 Boxster 2.5 vs 1980 930 Turbo

posted Sep 10, 2009, 12:58 PM by Quentin Ballard Tremeer
1980 Porsche 930 Turbo Red

I am in two minds about this car though….. is it PERFECT…………. or is it just plain BORING…. It is fast….. however not powerful like the 964, 993 and 996…. But turn it into a corner and there is no doubt in your mind that it will handle any bend at any speed…. Pushing the gas pedal gets great g-force going without making you think you are going to kill yourself………. This is due to its perfect balance created by it’s mid mounted engine…………..It just lacks that 911 SC and 996 Carrera 2 tail twitching excitement……….

 Porsche 1998 White Boxster

Porsche Boxster: your faithful wife the athlete…… sure footed, responds exactly to every command, easy going, relaxed and yet ready to please whenever required……..

 

1998 Porsche Boxster - White

1980 930 Turbo....... your girlfriend who only likes SnM…… most days she will hurt you…. It’s only a matter of time till she kills you….. the clutch is heavy ……. the acceleration is brutal……….. but on paper not actually much faster than a 911SC (0.7sec 0-100 faster at 5.2sec)……….. Whiplash occurs daily ……..without crashing, but merely from pressing the accelerator too hard… and …. If you do ONE flying start you can replace gearboxes and clutches and ….. this is about as practical and “fun” as a 1400 Nissan half ton pick up, with a 357cubic inch V8 in it………. Put your foot down too hard in a corner……… or maybe even on a slightly wet or oily straight ……… AND……….you WILL die.

 

 
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