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 excellent manual Porsche 944 Turbo comes with full Italian registration documents and a fresh condition and valuation report. Beautifully finished in gleaming black with superb ivory leather interior and carpeting it also boasts air-conditioning and a sunroof.
The overall condition, including engine bay and boot compartment, shows a very tidy and smart Porsche which is accident free and proving to be favourable in today’s market.