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You mean to say that the 80 on up turbos did not suffer from lag? I find that hard to believe. Even my 94 with modifications suffers from some off the line.

You can't compare the turbo Carrera, what was essentially a blown widebody SC to the 930. The brakes were pathetic on the SC and other than the S calipers didn't offer much over an SC other than less unsprung weight. I had the same brake setup on my 74 RS clone and I cooked them every time at LRP back in the 80's and that weighed far less.

I don't believe i am incorrect in saying that most of the issues with the US 78-79 turbos was related to the extra US emissions and less hp compared to the ROW cars. The ROW 79 turbo I brought over in the 80's during the gray market was nearly identical feel to any later stock 930 except the G50 cars I had driven. In all cases they suffered from lag and had undersized brakes. Essentially the 964 uses identical pads and pistons Adequate yes but not overly confidence inspiring when coming off full boost in an Oh ***** situation.

Not trying too bash these cars they were a hoot to drive and you have to have full respect for a 930 to own one. However the increase in market value has little to do with driveability, fun or just about anything we drive our cars for. It is becoming all about numbers and rare sells best.

Honestly I liked it better when my turbo wasn't worth much.
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