The Porsche 944 was a high performance sports car manufactured by the German automaker Porsche. It was launched in 1982 to replace the Porsche 924 as their entry level model. Production ended in 1991 when it was supplanted by the Porsche 968. The 944 was available in several forms throughout its life. It was offered as the 944, the 944S, the 944 Turbo, the 944S2 and the 944 Turbo S. Originally it had a 2.5 L straight-4 engine of which the design was based on half of the Porsche 928’s V8 engine. The Porsche 944 was indeed based on the earlier 924 model, but featured many changes including an updated body with flared fenders and a rear spoiler. The interior was mainly the same as the 924, but it did have new climate control switches.
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In mid 1985 the Porsche 944 was ready for some significant changes. The air conditioning system was improved and the radio antenna was moved from a standard vertical position to being embedded in the windshield. Other changes included new front and rear cast aluminum control arms and semi-trailing arms. Optional heated and powered seats were also now included. Further, the wheels used in the early Porsche 944s were upgraded and the 1985 model year cars that incorporated these changes are sometimes referred to as “1985B” or “1985 1/2″. The 944 was known internally pre-release as the 951. This concept had a turbocharged and inter cooled version of the standard car’s engine, which produced 220 hp at 6000 rpm. The Turbo also featured numerous other revisions, such as better aerodynamics, a stronger gearbox, wider wheels and an upgraded suspension. Amazingly, more than thirty engine revision were made to the 944 to compensate for the increased internal loads and heat. It was indeed a very hot car. Learn more about the Porsche 944 and receive an instant car transport rate using our online quote calculator.<< Back to Vehicle Index