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The Porsche 924, introduced in 1976 and produced until 1988, began an experimentation by Porsche in four-cylinder, front-engine cars. The final evolution was the Porsche 968, produced between 1992 to 1995. The 968 took over as the company’s entry-level model from the 944, with which it shared about 20-percent of its parts.

Powering the 968 was a three-liter version of the 944 engine further refined through the use of VarioCam variable valve timing, a dual-mass flywheel and upgraded engine management. The styling received updating but maintained a strong resemblance with the Porsche line. The pop-up headlamps of the preceding models were changed to the ovid form seen on the 911.

Bodystyles included both a coupe and a cabriolet. High-performance variants soon followed including the Clubsport, Turbo S, Turbo RS and Turbo RS LeMans.

This Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone began life as a standard 968 coupe. It was later modified in the style of the Turbo S, a limited-production model, which was never officially imported to the United States. Based on the lightweight 968 CS, the Turbo S had a 305 horsepower turbocharged engine, stiffer suspension, upgraded clutch, cup wheels and four-piston disc brakes sourced from the 911 Turbo S.

In total, there were just 16 Turbo S 968s produced of which two examples were retained by the Porsche for factory use.

This 968 is finished in its original white paint and has been prepared using factory-correct parts. The work was carried out by Rennsport Porsche in Louisiana. Currently, the car shows just 11,313 miles.

The 2990cc single overhead cam four-cylinder engine has a single KKK turbocharger and a six-speed Getrag gearbox. There are four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by Gooding Company. It was estimated to sell for $45,000 – $55,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $72,600 inclusive of buyer’s premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2012

Influenced by declining sales in 1992, Porsche introduced a new more unified-looking model with enhanced technological updates. Imperative to the survival of Porsche as an independent automaker, this new design was what the market needed.

Porsche 968

Jumpstarting the ‘new’ Porsche look, the 968 borrowed many styling cues from the 928, along with the popular curves of the 911’s.

Boosting this normally aspirated model into the same performance range of the turbo, Variocam first appeared in this model. While the Porsche 911 Turbo was introduced with an even larger engine displacing 3600 cc and developing 360 bhp/265 kW, the 968 was introduced with leaned-down equipment, a lower price, and in two-seater Clubsport trim.

Showcased in 1993, the 968 Club Sport version featured a one-inch reduction in ride height, a reduction in weight, fully adjustable suspension and newly stiffened springs and dampers. Extra features and luxuries that were removed to accommodate the weight reduction included power windows, leather seats, air conditioning, stereo, and sound insulation from the passenger compartment.

Available only in Europe, the 968 CS Coupe was basically a stripped down high performance version that was priced under $60,000. A price that was far less expensive than other production super cars of the time.

One final attempt by Porsche to reach the pinnacle of performance and handling for the normally aspirated 944/968, the 968 Turbo S was an extremely rare model with only a total of fifteen models ever produced. The Turbo S was also only available in Europe. These fifteen exclusive models featured a water cooled KKK turbocharger that produced 305 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Even the 911 Turbo of that year wasn’t a worthy opponent for the Turbo S.

The 968 Turbo RS was a competition version of the Turbo S that was released for the final year of the 968. With a performance max of nearly 377 hp, the RS carried the respected handling attributes of the 944 S2 suspension body.

Outside of the 911, the 968 series was the most successful line of Porsche vehicles. Unfortunately the most underrated Porsche production lines ever, the 968 was discontinued in 1995.

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