For the 1985 model year, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo, known internally as the 951. This had a turbocharged and intercooled version of the standard car’s engine that produced 217 bhp at 6000 rpm. The turbo was the first car using a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature and new forged pistons, and was also the first vehicle to produce identical power output with or without a catalytic converter. The Turbo also featured several other changes, such as improved aerodynamics, notably an integrated front bumper. This featured a strengthened gearbox with a different final drive ratio, standard external oil coolers for both the engine and transmission, standard 16 inch wheels, and a slightly stiffer suspension to handle the extra weight. The Turbo’s front and rear brakes were borrowed from the Porsche 911, with Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch discs as ABS also came standard.
This Alpine White 944 is offered in original condition, with almost all first paint which is in very good condition, and a nice supple black leather interior.
If you have never owned a 944 Turbo then we can highly recommend them; performance equal to a 911, better handling, a fantastic punchy motor and a very comfortable place to be for long journeys. Offered with bills for previous maintenance and repairs, this good example offers superb value in the current marketplace.