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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Projekt Mjolner Cranks the Porsche 911 Turbo to the Nth Degree


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Over the years, the Porsche 930 has earned a reputation for being a mad man’s car…and admittedly, it’s a wholly deserved title. These legendary 911 Turbos viciously leapt on boost, oversteered, and when pressed hard they could catch even the most seasoned racers off-guard. 
Ferocious animals these were, and this one is no exception. Meet Projekt Mjolner, a 1986 Porsche 930 born from the dark corners of the 911 tuning world.

 It was fashioned by parts manufacturer D-Zug as a mobile testbed and brand ambassador of sorts, but now it appears Mjolner and D-Zug have cut ties. The epic Frankenstein creation is now listed on eBay, ready to terrorize a new 911 enthusiast.


Recognize the name? “Mjölnir” is the moniker given to Thor’s mighty hammer, and this heady 911 Turbo doesn’t disappoint in the “mighty” category. Beneath its rear flanks lies the 930’s 3.3-liter flat six, which has been eked out to 3.5-liters and now sports twin Garrett GT30 turbochargers. Mahle pistons, GT2 camshafts, MegaSquirt fuel injection, a Miller intercooler, and the oil pump, filter, and crankshaft from a Porsche 993 Turbo add to an extensive drivetrain parts list. The end result? Included dyno sheets reveal a colossal 607 horsepower and 544 lb.-ft. of torque put to the rear wheels through a 930 four-speed manual.
Thank goodness Projekt Mjolner packs enough aero elements to keep it from blasting off. D-Zug outfitted the Porsche with 3.0 RSR front fenders and quarter panels, a Turbo RSR front bumper, and a ginormous 935/76 rear wing. Under the skin, a hearty suspension revision includes Bilstein coil-over shocks and D-Zug hubs, wheels, and a front strut brace. Stopping power is relegated to racy floating disc brakes.


Expectedly, the no-nonsense 911 is a bit of a celebrity in the Porsche tuner world. The car featured in the March 2015 issue of Porsche Panorama magazine, and has earned a substantial online presence. Earlier this year, Projekt Mjolner sold at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event for a high bid of $70,000. Today, the asking price is substantially more—$109,000. Then again, it is one truly bonkers 911 Turbo.