Koenig-Specials, the tuner from Munich that had shocked the car-minded world with turbo-charged Ferrari 512BBs and Testarossas, didn't just play with the Italian horse. By the mid 80s Willi König had a complete range for cars like the Jaguar XJS, Mercedes S-class and the Porsche 911.... 


The latter was tuned in several different ways, but the most extreme version available (and the only one we're interested in) was the so called "Porsche 911 Turbo Road Runner". Based on the Porsche 911 (930) Turbo, Koenig-Specials' version of the 911 was fitted with a rather extreme widebody kit made from glass-fibre, which included new bodywork all around: new side panels, new nose with fixed Porsche 928 headlights mounted much lower than those of the stock Porsche 911 and a completely reworked rear end with tail lights of the Audi 200 Turbo and a big spoiler. The engine was enlarged to 3.4 litres (from 3.3) and a much bigger turbo was fitted. Power output of the engine was 480BHP / 550BHP. The name "Road Runner" was spot on with 0-100 KM/H in 4,4 sec and a top speed of 308 KM/H.


The Porsche 911 (930) Turbo by Koenig-Specials. This perticular car was one the first and built in conjunction with a German Porsche tuner named "Auto-Exclusiv". Crazy looks, crazy performance, crazy car.


Interesting view from above, showing the Porsche 911 Road Runner's airintakes. Note the difference of the intakes compared to the red Koenig-Specials Road Runner.


Okay, it used to be a Porsche 911 Turbo, but there's little left of the original car. Only the roofline is recognizably 911-ish.


This view of the Koenig-Specials "Road Runner" shows very nicely the new, much lower, nose of the Porsche 911 with the Porsche 928 headlamps.



From the front, this red Koenig-Specials Road Runner 911 reminds of the 1993 Porsche 911 (993).



The tail of the Koenig-Specials Porsche 911 Turbo: the tail lights were taken from an Audi 200.





Text: copyright Bram Corts 2013


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