Porsche introduced the 944 for the 1982 model year, the 944 Turbo in 1986 and the 944 S2 in 1989. The Porsche 944 S2 was powered by a 3-litre, 208bhp, naturally aspirated engine, the largest production four-cylinder at the time. The Porsche 944 S2 had a nearly even front-to-rear weight distribution (50.7% front/49.3% rear) courtesy of the rear transaxle balancing out the engine in the front.
When Porsche introduced the 944 S2 Cabriolet, it was the first 944 to feature a convertible body style. The 944 S2's body was manufactured by ASC (American Sunroof Company) in Weinsberg, Germany. Right-hand-drive units were produced for the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.
The Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet is a fun modern classic with the front-engine rear-wheel-drive transaxle layout which results in an enjoyable, well-balanced driving experience.
The Porsche 944 S2 was replaced by the Porsche 968 in 1992.