Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose (1:18, GT Spirit)

  • Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose (from 1981)
  • GT Spirit
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • resin
  • Indischrot
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 504 pieces
 
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The History of the Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose

The Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose, also known as "Slantnose" or "Flachbau" in German, is a modified version of the famous Porsche 911. This special variant of the 911 was produced from 1981 to 1989 and is based on the first generation of the 911 Turbo, the 930, which was built from 1975 to 1989. The Flatnose is distinguished by its distinctive flat front, inspired by the more aerodynamic silhouette of Porsche's racing cars. Originally a special conversion done at the Porsche factory, this version gained great popularity among car enthusiasts and collectors.

Technically, the Flatnose was based on the proven concept of the 911 Turbo with a 3.3-liter six-cylinder boxer engine delivering around 330 horsepower. The engine propelled the car from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.9 seconds and to a top speed of over 270 km/h (168 mph). The suspension, chassis, and brakes were reinforced compared to the standard models to meet the increased performance demands. The designers, including Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, and the engineers, like Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, played a crucial role in the development of this model.

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The 1/18 Scale Model of the Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose by GT Spirit

The 1/18 scale model of the Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose, manufactured by GT Spirit, is an impressively detailed replica crafted from resin. The model stands out with its realistic portrayal of the characteristic flat-front design and the ventilation slits on the fenders and rear quarter panels, mirroring those on the original. The black-painted wheels, likely emulating the design of BBS rims, and the distinctive rear spoiler add to the authenticity of this collectible.

The miniature model is finished in a deep red paint, beautifully showcased in photos by Modelly member "porschepit". The finish consists of multiple layers and is hand-polished to ensure depth and shine. Variations in color tones and the use of decals for badges and logos contribute to the model's accuracy. This 1/18 scale model accurately represents the aggressive yet elegant lines of the original.

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Technical Highlights of the Original

The Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose boasts numerous technical features. A significant highlight was the installation of the K27 turbocharger by KKK, significantly boosting the vehicle's performance. The 4-speed manual gearbox contributed to the car's special performance, while the brakes with four pistons per caliper provided excellent stopping power. Car enthusiasts appreciated the thoughtful weight distribution and aerodynamic advantages of the Flatnose design, which offered less air resistance compared to the traditional round headlights of the standard 911.

Technically, the engine was one of the most impressive attributes of this car. The 3,299 cm³ displacement combined with the turbocharger and an intercooler offered fascinating performance. Additionally, the car received an improved exhaust and cooling system, along with reinforced cylinder heads. These technical specifications make the Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose a sought-after model for auto enthusiasts and collectors to this day.

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Model Details for Collectors

For miniature and model car collectors, the 1/18 scale model of the Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose by GT Spirit offers a variety of appealing details. The model exhibits a high level of precision and accuracy in both sculpting and surface textures. Small details like the headlights with transparent covers, detailed interiors, and the tiny Porsche emblems enhance the realism. Importantly for model enthusiasts, the model is crafted from resin, offering various advantages in terms of lightweight construction and accurate replication.

In the context of historical events, the year of 1981 when the first Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flatnose model was released reflects the zeitgeist: MTV was launched and Olivia Newton-John's song "Physical" dominated the charts. These examples illustrate that the Flatnose emerged in an exciting era in automotive and cultural history. Collectors appreciate the model as a tangible reminder of an iconic time in automotive history.


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