1985 Porsche 944 – AH Wheels – Eurotuner Magazine

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Porsche Purists Please The Page; This 720hp 944 Is To Make Your Blood

We’re having fun finding quirky European cars to a more diverse selection of cars for the genuine … out there.

We hope you’re them as much as we are, but yourself in because we’ve got real oddballs coming out of in particular.

This month, the turn of Roger Fyhrlund’s Porsche 944. From the outset, it interesting with its bolder and bigger wheels, but front-engined don’t often create a in most Europhiles. However, 944 isn’t your typical

And that’s because he’s one of the nutters from Sweden.

Can you what makes Roger’s 944 so Yup, it’s got a 727hp Audi quattro engine. Of it has.

This insane feat was accomplished by the owner in we’d like to imagine was a igloo near the arctic But it was actually built in his hometown of which is in the south of the country, Gothenburg.

The 30 year-old has been a since leaving school, first for VW/Audi, but now wrenches on He’s what you might a gearhead, buying his first car two before he could legally It was a ’67 Volvo Amazon a roof chop.

He bought it a guy who lost interest, so the 16 year-old the engine with his dad before it Kawasaki green.

Later included an ’83 Ur-quattro he to create a Sport quattro It was followed by a ’69 Ford which was voted Sweden’s ride. Then came a ’86 quattro and a ’98 VW with a multimedia sound

More recently, he sold a to buy the Porsche. However, he can still try to himself in the Chevy-powered ’73 CJ5 he uses in offroad competitions, or the with its Honda CR500 engine he races on ice. So established he’s certifiable.

And the continued with his latest It came about because grown tired of the previous and sold them. What I was a project I could respect; a car I dare take to its limits; really wild that test my knowledge and financial a car that raised my testosterone taking it for a spin.

And I wanted it to some commotion on the forums as he told us.

Before he really where he was headed, Roger three five-cylinder quattro I had previous experience of the engine and I could get 750-800hp reliably, he So I bought three from a for $560 each.

I sold one in to pay for the other two. I then two identical engines, kept one and the other to a buddy to pay for the parts.

I needed a home for the engine, continued. Initially, I considered the E30 BMW M3 but the idea when I discovered the 944‘s abilities.

I have to I was one of the 944 hecklers before I saw the light. I it was more of a VW coupe than a Porsche, but now I see the error of my ways.

He a grey 944 with minor damage and 17 Cup wheels online for It belonged to a good-looking woman Gothenburg, so the car had good karma and I it! he said.

At the end of ’07, the Porker was taken to a Roger shares with friends on a farm. Each has space for two cars, their own and they share equipment as a welder, drill, plasma and sandblaster.

Having collected of the parts needed for the project, got stuck in. One of the first jobs was the firewall back 7 to accommodate the new As the spec list shows, he almost everything under the besides the block and crank, were both extensively along the way.

The machining, and weight adjustments were by Nissafors Motorrenovering, while my Figge from Husqvarna the head, he said. The rest of the work was done by me. It took a month to build the motor.

I have done it faster but had to for machining to be done.

I’m proud of the intake. It was my first TIG-welding and it was also the first I’d made. And it works great, thank God.

The manifold was also homemade, as was the system, which Roger from scratch before he a Nira i3+ engine management He then did the basic mapping taking the 944 to nearby maxxtuning.se to it fully mapped on their The first dyno session after an alternator strap and a pair of ignition coils up to the job. I left there 570hp and a very steep curve.

Shortly after, I returned better coils but we had to abort session at 727hp at 2.1-bar boost pressure because the map was on the limit. The plan is to make a oilpan and replace the map sensor to 2.5-bar and perhaps see 800hp! he

After the second session at Roger selected his race map for E85 fuel and found that was just amazing and darn He reported that the car leaves at 120mph in fourth gear to a massive kick in the … the torque when Roger the throttle.

Tuning the Audi was only half the task. He the Porsche transaxle wouldn’t the kind of power and decided the from the Mk3 Toyota Supra be a better choice because it has a for being both affordable and hard to break.

The Supra is mounted behind the engine, than in the back like the So mounting it was the next hurdle, the floorpan needing modification to fit the …, rear axle and driveshaft. He also beefed up the and created a new slave cylinder Saab parts.

With so power, Roger needed to and stiffen the rear suspension but was with the original Porsche bars setup that was difficult and expensive to upgrade. So he to remove the torsion bars and the axle so he could run coilover all round.

The front and rear use a combination of Porsche and Audi with Brembo calipers; a he used on previous racecars. If don’t work on the track consider changing them, but so far operate fine, he confirmed.

With a set of 18 BMW wheels bought and mounted on custom adapters, the had to address hood clearance He bought a hood skin, panel and front air inlets Dr Plastic, before constructing a that was raised about 1.

a track day at Swedish Mantorp arriving, my garage buddy and I decided to make a temporary hood. After a long we’d made the world’s hood with a gigantic scoop and a flat black paint job. It was an ugly but it served the purpose, he laughed.

Roger fabricated a fiberglass which sits between 944 Turbo front fenders and The front bumper has a Gemballa lip and the were replaced by the intake acquired earlier. The trademark Porsche headlights were discarded to provide more being replaced by el cheapo, aftermarket headlights under covers.

He also created his own RS2-style mirrors and installed V70 door handles before the car was in a coat of Volvo black paint.

With its exterior not big clues about what beneath, Roger admits he to scare people: I enjoy somebody for a spin who knows about me or the car. Even the guys scream when you rubber at 120mph. Somebody is to … their shorts one he laughed.

Like a proud he still looked back to the inception with fondness. The fun I had was after the second dyno Going home it was a hallelujah as the car spun its tires in all five

That moment made all the working on the car worthwhile!


1985 Porsche 944

Owner: Fyhrlund

Location: Jönköping,

Occupation: Mechanic

Engine: Audi 90 Coupe 2.3-liter 20v 7A block, bored to 2.35-liters 83mm 9.2:1 JE pistons, H-profile rods, polished with aluminum pulley, ARP CP-Service main cap girdle, Audi 90 Coupe 7A aluminum with machined waterways, manifold from ’91 S2 3b engine, ported and Mira-cut with 0.5mm oversized intake and natrium-cooled exhaust 034 Motorsport valve springs, retainers, ’95 Audi RS2 head gasket, 258° Cat and cam gear, forged lower gear, custom aluminum oil pan and Lead Foot Racing intake manifold with throttle housing, 42.4mm extractor manifold, port-matched manifold and intake, Turbonetics turbo, custom 3.5 stainless with broad-band lambda, 3 exhaust, H2O 44mm wastegate, fuel rail with 1680cc injectors, dual 044 pumps in stainless catch Aeromotive A2000 fuel-lift Aeromotive fuel pressure 12mm braided Teflon hose with AN8 fittings, Audi RS4 ignition coils on Audi 7A valve cover, i3+ engine management with temp sensor and Bosch sensors, ’04 Volvo load pressure valve. 50mm dump valve, 4 30-row oil cooler with ’91 Audi S2 3b oil thermostat, radiator with custom and Audi 7A thermostat, 282mm Spal fan, ice hockey engine mounts, Hydroscand hoses and fittings

Drivetrain: ’90 Mk3 Toyota Supra with fabricated aluminum four-puck sintered-bronze clutch Sachs reinforced 707 pressure ’95 Saab 9000 clutch slave-cylinder, ’89 7A lightened and balanced flywheel, driveshaft, ’90 Toyota rear axle with diff, ’88 BMW 750i with adaptor plates to fit axle, short shifter

Brakes: ’99 Porsche 996 front rotors, ’95 RS2 300mm rear rotors Brembo four-piston calipers all on custom adapters, stock Porsche 944 e-brake system, Yellow pads, Wilwood bar and master cylinders on custom pedal assembly, Hydroscand

Suspension: Bilstein shocks in HR coilovers with 60mm HR torsion bar rear suspension with Bilstein coilovers and HR aluminum top mounts with ball-joints, Delrin bushings, caster block, adjustable and rear sway bars Hirschman ball-joints, 11-point by Rolfstorp’s Blacksmith Shop

Tires: 18×9 front, rear AH wheels with aluminum spacer/adapters for BMW 5×120 pattern, 225/40 front, R18 rear Pirelli P Zero

Exterior: ’89 944 Turbo fenders and bumpers, with replaced by ducts, Gemballa lip, ’03 Volvo V70 handles, budget headlights and covers, lexan side home-made fiberglass hood Aerocatch latches, clear lenses, custom fiberglass RS2 mirrors, Volvo black 452 paint

Interior: Momo seats on custom mounts, Sandtler harnesses, OMP Corsica steering wheel on custom hub custom dash with gauges, leather-wrapped door removable aluminum transmission battery relocated to trunk

Fredrik, Jonas, Thomas at Markus Svensson, Fredrik at Black Valley Engineering, girlfriend Mia Gustafson

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