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When you speak of "engine quality" there are several different ways to look at that.

The Porsche 911 and more-so the 930 are neo-exotics. They are not Corvettes and equally they are not Ferraris. They fall into a unique niche of affordability and exclusivity. The fact that these cars can and often are daily drivers speaks volumes for quality and allows Porsche a stronghold on that niche. They are easily as reliable as a Corvette and (in my opinion) as desirable as a Ferrari. Every manufacturer has issues, Porsche is not immune.

Porsche is actually not the first manufacturer to use turbos on a production car, Chevy did that a decade earlier with the Corvair. Porsche is not the first to use VNT turbos with the 997tt, Chrysler did that 20 years ago with the Shadow.
What Porsche did/does do is include a LOT of racing technology in their road cars.

The 930 came to be simply as a homologation for racing. It was never meant to be sold in volume and was not designed for road manners. It is raw and demands respect. It has a reliable dry sump racing engine that can run flat out for hours on end. It has timeless sexy good looks spawned from the racetrack. It is expensive to maintain and modify, as all exotics are.
THAT is why we love them.
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