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As a prominent member of the Mid Night Club, this famous Porsche 930 Turbo ran countless trials on the C1 loop of Tokyo’s expressway. Rumored to have nearly $2,000,000 USD invested in the car, it was able to maintain speeds of 217+ MPH near the end of it’s racing career. After retiring with the disbanding of the Mid Night Club, the car served to inspire a look-alike “Blackbird” build for the Wangan Midnight anime. Enough spoilers though, let’s dig in!

Mid Night Club Japan Members

Early Life Of The Porsche 930 Turbo

The original owner (Yoshida-san) actually started life off as a doctor, before a career switch into car sales to carry on his family business. After purchasing the Porsche to take on nightly runs on the C1 loop, Yoshida-san had the goal in mind to top what Ruf had done with their iconic Yellowbird release, and he would do just that.

Modifications & Specs

This actually took a lot more reading then I thought it would to compile. The vehicle went through quite a few “stages”, first getting bumped to around 500 hp. This work was done by Mid Night Porsche in Tokyo city in the early to mid 1990’s. This was supposed to be the final revision, as, by comparison, a 1992 Ferrari F40 put out 471, and that was a hypercar. However, after taking the car to Yatabe, it blew up at 302 km/h.

Later in life, it returned to Mid Night Porsche where it would be upped again! Articles state the car is between 600-700hp, but I could not find a dyno sheet anywhere. Why? to compete with the infamous Devil Z, and rival racing clubs. The engine was bored out, tuned, and re-worked completely. Add some much needed boost, and we have the 930 special. Aesthetically, the car is fitted with a race cage, two leather-wrapped bucket seats, a full Auto Garage TBK Body Kit, and in classic 90’s tuner fashion, tilted/angled gauges, so the important numbers were easily visible.

It took roughly fifteen years of tuning to get the vehicle to the state we see it in today! The cars record on the Wangan was never beaten by a member of Mid Night Club, topping out at 347 km/h!!

Fun Fact

Sightings & Current Life

Where does this iconic car live now? Well, thanks to Speedhunters’ article we know that the car was in a premier auto dealer in Odaiba, Japan. Before that, it was sighted at a car show right next to it’s oldest rival, the infamous 280, or otherwise known as the Devil Z.

Yoshida 930 Special
Yoshida 930 Special alongside the Devil Z

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As a prominent member of the Mid Night Club, this famous Porsche 930 Turbo ran countless trials on the C1 loop of Tokyo’s expressway. Rumored to have nearly $2,000,000 USD invested in the car, it was able to maintain speeds of 217+ MPH near the end of it’s racing career. After retiring with the disbanding of the Mid Night Club, the car served to inspire a look-alike “Blackbird” build for the Wangan Midnight anime. Enough spoilers though, let’s dig in!

Mid Night Club Japan Members

Early Life Of The Porsche 930 Turbo

The original owner (Yoshida-san) actually started life off as a doctor, before a career switch into car sales to carry on his family business. After purchasing the Porsche to take on nightly runs on the C1 loop, Yoshida-san had the goal in mind to top what Ruf had done with their iconic Yellowbird release, and he would do just that.

Modifications & Specs

This actually took a lot more reading then I thought it would to compile. The vehicle went through quite a few “stages”, first getting bumped to around 500 hp. This work was done by Mid Night Porsche in Tokyo city in the early to mid 1990’s. This was supposed to be the final revision, as, by comparison, a 1992 Ferrari F40 put out 471, and that was a hypercar. However, after taking the car to Yatabe, it blew up at 302 km/h.

Later in life, it returned to Mid Night Porsche where it would be upped again! Articles state the car is between 600-700hp, but I could not find a dyno sheet anywhere. Why? to compete with the infamous Devil Z, and rival racing clubs. The engine was bored out, tuned, and re-worked completely. Add some much needed boost, and we have the 930 special. Aesthetically, the car is fitted with a race cage, two leather-wrapped bucket seats, a full Auto Garage TBK Body Kit, and in classic 90’s tuner fashion, tilted/angled gauges, so the important numbers were easily visible.

It took roughly fifteen years of tuning to get the vehicle to the state we see it in today! The cars record on the Wangan was never beaten by a member of Mid Night Club, topping out at 347 km/h!!

Fun Fact

Sightings & Current Life

Where does this iconic car live now? Well, thanks to Speedhunters’ article we know that the car was in a premier auto dealer in Odaiba, Japan. Before that, it was sighted at a car show right next to it’s oldest rival, the infamous 280, or otherwise known as the Devil Z.

Yoshida 930 Special
Yoshida 930 Special alongside the Devil Z

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