Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo S in 1988The 944 Turbo S had a more powerful engine with a designated number of M44/52 that achieved 247 hp compared to the standard 944 Turbo’s 217 hp. Torque was increased to 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m) versus 243 ft·lbf. The higher output was obtained by using a larger AR turbo housing on the exhaust side, and a remapped ECU. The 944 Turbo S was said to do a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds and a quarter mile time of 13.9 seconds at 101 mph (163 km/h). Read More
Porsche 944 turbocharged and intercooledThe 944 Turbo, had a turbocharged and intercooled version of the standard car’s engine that produced 220 hp (217 in the US) at 6000 rpm. The turbo was the world’s first car using a ceramic portliner to lower exhaust gas temperatures. The Turbo also featured several other revisions, such as improved aerodynamics, a strengthened gearbox, optional transmission oil cooler, wider wheels, and uprated suspension. Major engine component revisions, more than thirty in all, were made to the 951 to compensate for increased internal loads and heat. Read More
Porsche 944 Turbo S suspensionThe 944 Turbo S suspension was upgraded Koni adjustable shocks front and rear, and ride height adjustment threaded collars on the front struts, progressive springs, larger rear torsion bars, harder bushings throughout, larger 26.8mm sway bars in the front, and chassis stiffening brackets in the front frame rails.The 944 Turbo S wheels, known as the Club Sport design, were 16″ forged and flat-dished, Wheel widths were 7.5 inches (191 mm) in the front, and 9 inches (229 mm) in the rear; sizes of the Z-rated tires were 225/50 in the front and 245/45 in the rear.The front and rear fender edges were rolled to accommodate the larger wheels. Read More
Porsche 944 Turbo S transmissionThe transmission of the 944 Turbo S had hardened first and second gears including synchros, standard external cooler (available on earlier turbos as an option), and a standard limited slip differential with a 40% lockup. The Turbo S front brakes were borrowed from the Porsche 928 S4, with larger 4 piston, fixed calipers and rotors; ABS was also standard. It would be well worthwhile having a security alarm in your garage to protect your porsche!The 944 Turbo S interior featured full power seats for both driver and passenger in “Burgundy plaid” as well as a 10 speaker sound system and equalizer + amp as standard features.In 1989 the ‘S’ designation was dropped from the 944 Turbo S, and all 944 Turbos featured the ‘S’ package as standard. Read More
The later Porsche 9 Series Turbos are generally not considered a “Super-car”, but have similar performance that is far more liveable as a comfortable daily driver!
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