The Flachbau Porsche (or Slantnose) was a racing concept brought on the market due to a racing company that had the idea to install the nose of the Porsche 935 race-car into street vehicles.
The aerodynamic is very important in any kind of racing. It can make the difference between the hero and zero. The Kremer Racing was inspired by the Porsche 935 race-car and offered conversion kits for Porsche 930 Turbo. A one-of factory car that looked like the 935 with pop-up headlights proved to be very popular and customers asked Porsche to make that as a series product. But Porsche declined. Instead, the German car-manufacturer offered a special option, which transformed the 930 Turbo into a flat-nose Turbo.
The most obvious difference was at the front, where the fenders and the trunk-lid were at the same level. Almost 950 units were modified by Porsche by dismantling and reassembling already built vehicles right after they came out of the production line. That contributed to the car's aerodynamic and led to better performances on the road. At higher speeds, the front end was better planted to the road due to higher downforce.
Inside, the Flatnose was fitted with all the bells and whistles available in the Porsche store, with leather interior and bucket seats in the front and leather seats in the back. The instrument cluster was the same as in the Carrera and there was no turbo-gauge. It didn't feature air-conditioning though, just a ventilation system.
The engine was a 3.3-liter flat-six with one big turbocharger fitted with an optional performance package that raised the power up to 330 hp from the standard 300 hp of the regular 911 Turbo. The result was a better 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) time than its "bug-eyed" brother.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.3 4MT (330 HP)
|Power:||243 KW @ 5500 RPM|
330 HP @ 5500 RPM
326 BHP @ 5500 RPM
|Torque:||347 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM|
470 Nm @ 4300 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||168 mph (270 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||5.1 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||205/55 VR16 || 225/50 VR16|
|Length:||168.9 in (4290 mm)|
|Width:||69.9 in (1775 mm)|
|Height:||51.6 in (1311 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||56.4/58.7 in (1,433/1,491 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||89.3 in (2268 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.7 in (119 mm)|
|Unladen Weight:||3128 lbs (1419 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|Combined:||18.9 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)|