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 and BBS rims.
The cabrio version was alsa abailable, which is more rare. But coupe looks better i think.
The engine was enlarged to 3.4 litres (from 3.3) and a much bigger turbo was fitted. Power output of the engine was 480hp – 550hp. The name “Road Runner” was spot on with 0-100 KM/H in 4,4 sec and a top speed of 308 KM/H.
Despite the uniqueness and beauty, the price is only about 50K$ or even less.
“Road&Track “magazine article Turbo Road Runner vs Callaway Turbo Vette C4
Koenig 911 Road Runner gallery
Somewhere in Japan – nowadays