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Porsche 944

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As an entry level car, the Porsche 944 was nowhere near as entry level as the 924 it replaced. The 944 premiered for the 1982 model year as both a coupe and a convertible with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder that was based on the 928#39;s V-8. The new 150-horsepower engine was equipped with balance shafts to counter the inherent imbalance of four-cylinder engines, and it proved a smooth and.

As an entry level car, the Porsche 944 was nowhere near as entry level as the 924 it replaced. The 944 premiered for the 1982 model year as both a coupe and a convertible with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder that was based on the 928#39;s V-8. The new 150-horsepower engine was equipped with balance shafts to counter the inherent imbalance of four-cylinder engines, and it proved a smooth and responsive powerplant.

The 944 was at its best on a twisting patch of road, as its well-engineered independent suspension kept the nimble machine well in touch with the tarmac. The 944 looked the part of a performance machine as well. Under the hood was a nicely detailed and high-tech looking engine compartment that could warm the heart of any enthusiast.

A sleek and well-proportioned exterior contributed to the pleasing picture.

After just a few years on the market, Porsche made the machine sweet to look at from the inside as well with a new dashboard and door panels. As an extra under-the-skin treat, alloy suspension parts were fitted to the machine, moving it up the performance-car ladder in both appearance and handling departments.

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The 944 moved up in class again with the introduction of the 944 Turbo. Several versions of the forced-induction 944 would follow, with the 944 Turbo S of 1988 topping out the line. With 247 horsepower and a raceworthy suspension system that featured Koni adjustable shocks, fat Z-rated tires and other heavy-duty upgrades, the 944 was now a premier performance machine.

But Porsche engineering was on a mission, and by the late eighties they decided that to continue the evolution of their least costly machine (which could no longer be called entry level), a complete redesign was called for. So in 1991, 944 production ceased, and the 968 was introduced for the 1992 model year as both a coupe and a convertible.

The 968 shared some components with its predecessor, but for the most part, it was a brand-new entry. It featured an upgraded 3-litre version of the 944#39;s inline four that generated a stout 236 horsepower. Variable valve timing gave it a broad torque curve, and a six-speed manual trans allowed petal-to-the-metal drivers to keep the engine at its sweet spot.

Also available was the widely praised Tiptronic automatic, which enabled both manual shifting and effortless cruising.

While the 968 takes its place in history as a fine example of Porsche engineering, it was not a success in the showroom. It#39;s best sales year saw numbers that were a scant 20% of what 944 sales had been in that car#39;s best year. The car was discontinued in 1995 after a run of only five years.

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