Porsche 968 Forums – Where the Porsche 968 Enthusiasts meet!

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Porsche 968

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The Porsche 968 was from 1992 to 1995, and as the replacement for the Porsche 944. production ceased in 1995, it the end of a line started almost 20 earlier with the introduction of the 924.

The 968 was nearly dubbed the 944 S3, set to the S2 variant that Porsche had in 1989. However, Porsche that 83% of the 944’s components modified or replaced entirely development stages, so they to introduce the variant as a new model, the 968 nameplate. Production was moved the Audi plant in Neckarsulm the 924 and 944 had been manufactured under to Porsche), to Porsche’s own factory in

The new model was powered by an updated of the 944’s straight-4 engine, now 3.0 L and producing 236 hp. Changes to the 968’s also included the VarioCam valve timing system, a new resonant induction, a new exhaust with a rare metals converter, a dual-mass flywheel, and engine management electronics.

The 968’s engine was the second-largest ever offered in a production and the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine ever sold in a automobile up to that time. A new manual transmission was offered, as as a dual-mode Tiptronic automatic. options were available, 17” alloy wheels and M030

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The 968’s styling somewhat the 928 although it looks considerably like a blend of the 993 911, did not appear until the end of the 968’s and a 944 S2. Like the 944, the 968 was sold as a coupe and a convertible. Much of the chassis was carried over the 944S2, which in itself many components with the 944 (internally numbered 951).

Borrowed components include the 4-piston brake calipers on all wheels, aluminum semi-trailing and aluminum front A-arms, in a MacPherson strut arrangement. The steel Unibody structure was very similar to that of the models.

Performance models, such as the 110 lb Club Sport and a 305hp S version, and a 350hp turbocharged RS all of which offered sportier were available in ROW form, but never imported to the U.S.

the 4 years of production, only a over 12,000 cars sold worldwide, with than 5,000 shipped to the American continent. Original price started at about and dropped dramatically by the end of production, as priced Japanese competition, and the of the public to embrace a front 4 cylinder Porsche spelled for the 968.

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