Porsche introduced the 944 for the 1982 model year. The factory-claimed a 0-97km/h (60mph) acceleration time of less than 9 seconds. The car 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. For the 1986 model year, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo. The Turbo had a turbocharged and intercooled version of the standard 944's engine that generated 162kW at 6000rpm. The Turbo was the first Porsche production car utilising a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature along with new forged pistons and was also the first vehicle to produce an identical power output with or without a catalytic converter. The Turbo also featured several other changes over the regular 944, such as improved aerodynamics, notably an integrated front bumper. This featured the widest indicators fitted to any production car, a strengthened gearbox with a different final drive ratio, standard external oil coolers for both the engine and transmission, standard 16-inch wheels (optional forged Fuchs wheels), and progressive springs to handle the extra weight. The Turbo's front and rear brakes were borrowed from the 911, with Brembo four-piston fixed callipers and 12-inch discs. Engine component revisions, more than thirty in all, were made to compensate for increased internal loads and heat.
This Porsche 944 Turbo is a 'driver' in usable condition which requires some attention. It is running and driving smoothly with the spark plugs recently changed.
According to the Classic Car Africa Vehicle grading form it scored 72/140.
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This Porsche 944 Turbo is available for viewing in Cape Town.
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