Porsche first unveiled the 911 Turbo at the Paris motor show in 1974, before going on sale the following year.The car became an instant legend due to its muscular styling, iconic image and its 256bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged engine. It was the first production Porsche to feature turbocharging, after the company began road-car development of the technology in 1972.The model stayed in production following a 1977 facelift until 1989, before being replaced by the 964 series the following year. It originally got the 3.3-litre engine, before being replaced with the famous 3.6-litre unit in 1993.The 993 Turbo arrived in 1995, which was the first Porsche to feature permanent four-wheel drive. It kept the 3.6-litre engine seen in the last few examples of the 964.
Porsche introduced 200 units of the 993 911 Turbo S, which boosted standard power output to 418bhp. Styling modifications including new side air intakes and vents of the rear spoiler.A twin-turbocharged 996 Turbo first appeared in 2000 and stayed in production until 2004. Four-wheel drive remained, while in standard form it produced 414bhp. An S package was also offered for the 996, which boosted power output further and cut its 0-62mph time to 3.8secs.The 997 Turbo arrived in 2005 and kept the same 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged engine of the previous model. This time, power was up to 473bhp and torque increased to 457lb ft. A 2009 facelift introduced the 3.8-litre direct injection powerplant to the 997 Turbo.These cars, the 997.2 models, produced 493bhp and 479lb ft. The 997's swansong was the GT2 RS of 2010, capable of a 7min 18sec Nurburgring lap time thanks to 611bhp and a 1370kg kerbweight.