Early Porsche 911 Turbos are known to be a handful at the limit. Experienced drivers will tell you to be cautious of entering boost mid-corner, as it causes a surge of power to reach the tires, causing snap-oversteer to occur. This home-built narrow-body Carrera Turbo is a little bit different.
Built by Marco Gerace, the same man behind that lovely big-engined 914-6, this 1975 Carrera features a 3.2-liter flat-six equipped with an OEM factory turbocharger on factory boost settings. It's estimated to be making 310 horsepower to the wheels—not an insignificant amount considering the car's 2400-pound curb weight.
Matt Farah of was expecting to deal with the aforementioned classic air-cooled Turbo characteristics during his time behind the wheel of this custom Carrera Turbo. But Gerace's car is surprisingly smooth and linear while entering boost—a far cry from the unpredictable factory Turbos. Watch for yourself to see what he thinks.