Video: The first Porsche 911 Turbo

“A 2.7-litre engine in a narrow-body shell, with a ‘Carrera’ badge. Are you sure this is the first 911 Turbo?” we hear you cry. Yes, it is, and for those believing the first forced induction Porsche 911 came with a 3.0-litre powerplant it is quite a revision of history.

Not only was this car mechanically unique though, it also enjoyed a famous owner. We’ll let the video reveal who. So, sit back, and enjoy this little slice of history that set into motion 40 years of an icon.

If you want to read more about the very first Porsche 911 Turbo, you’re in luck. We dedicated a whole feature to this remarkable car in Total 911 issue 112, available online at the Imagine Shop, and to download via Great Digital Mags.

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