Porsche 944

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The 944 was introduced in 1982 a 2.5 L straight-4 engine design was based on one half of the 928#8242;s V8 engine. While the was very similar to the V8, very few were interchangeable. The 944 was based on the 924 model, but featured numerous including updated bodywork flared wings and a rear similar to that on the previous 924

The interior was mostly the same as the except for new climate control

In mid-1985 the 944 underwent its first changes. The interior#8217;s ergonomics and air system were improved a completely new dash and door and the radio antenna was moved a standard vertical position to embedded in the windshield. The alternator was from a 90 amp alternator to a 115 amp alternator.

changes included a change in oil capacity, new front and rear aluminum control arms and arms, a larger fuel optional heated and powered a Porsche HiFi sound revised starter, and revisions in the of the transaxle to reduce noise and The #8220;cookie cutter#8221; style used in the early 944s upgraded to new #8220;phone dial or style wheels.

In 1985 Porsche introduced the 944 a higher-performance variant, known as the 951 (952 for right-hand drive This had a turbocharged and intercooled of the standard car#8217;s engine produced 220 hp (217 in the US) at 6000 The turbo was the world#8217;s first car a ceramic portliner to lower inside the engine.

The Turbo featured several other such as improved aerodynamics, a gearbox, wider wheels, and suspension. Major engine revisions, more than in all, were made to the 951 to for increased internal loads and

In 1987, the naturally-aspirated 944S variant was introduced. The 944S had a powerful engine (190 which marked the first use of valve per cylinder heads in the 944 Also in 1987, dual and an anti-lock brake system introduced as options on the base

Wheel offset was increased 23 mm to 52 mm to provide clearance for the optional ABS

In 1988 Porsche introduced the 944 S. The 944 Turbo S had a more powerful with 247 hp (compared to the standard 944 220 or 217 hp) and 250 ft·lbf torque (versus 243 This higher output was by using a larger turbo on the exhaust side, a remapped computer. and larger sodium-cooled valves.

In June of 1988, Car and tested the 944 Turbo S and achieved a mph time of 5.5 seconds and a quarter time of 13.9 seconds at 101 This made the 944 Turbo S the production four cylinder car of its

The 944 Turbo S#8217;s suspension was upgraded with Koni shocks front and rear, height adjustment threaded on the front struts, progressive larger rear torsion harder bushings throughout, and sway bars front and The 944 Turbo S wheels, known as the Sport design, were forged and flat-dished, similar to the 928.

Wheel widths 7 inches in the front, and 8 inches in the sizes of the Z-rated tires 225/50 in the front and 245/45 in the The transmission of the 944 Turbo S had hardened and second gears, an external to deal with the extra and a standard limited slip The Turbo S front brakes borrowed from the Porsche 928 S4, larger calipers and rotors; ABS was standard.

Porsche 944

In 1989 the #8216;S#8217; designation was from the 944 Turbo S, and all 944 Turbos the #8216;S#8217; package as standard. The 944#8242;s displacement was increased to 2.7 L. also saw the introduction of the 944S2, had a 208 hp 3.0 L engine, the largest four-cylinder engine in the world at the time. The had the same rounded nose and a valance found on the Turbo

The S2 was also available as a cabriolet, a for the 944 line.

In 1990 the 2.7 L base was discontinued.

In February 1991 released the 944 Turbo Cabriolet, combined the Turbo S#8217;s 250 hp with the cabriolet body. initially announced that 500 be made; ultimately 625 were 100 of which were right-hand for the United Kingdom market. were imported to the US.

In early 1990, Porsche began working on what had intended to be the third evolution of the the S3. Once invested into the process, they realized so many parts were changed that they had an almost entirely new vehicle. consequently shifted development the 944 S3 to the car that would replace the 944 the 968. The 944#8242;s final of production was 1991; in 1992 the 968

The 968 was sold alongside the 928 through when both models discontinued.

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