Porsche 944 Coupé
- Cruise Control
- Black Leather Interior
- original US delivery
The Porsche 944 was presented at the IAA 1981. It was technically and visually based on the 924, which appeared five years earlier. However, the 924's Audi engine, which had been criticized by Porsche purists, was replaced by a genuine Porsche engine: a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, essentially a half-liter 5.0-liter V8 from the 928.
A turbo version was introduced in 1985. Further performance enhancements came with the 944 S in 1987 and the 944 S2 in 1989. The most powerful engine in a 944 was a 3.0 liter with 184 kW (250 hp) and a top speed of 260 km / h - an impressive performance for a 4-cylinder car!
A convertible was only available in 1990 and 1991. Thanks to the transaxle layout, the roadability of the 944 was excellent, which is why in 1984 he won the Best Handling Production Car in America award. In 1991, the 944 was replaced by the 968, which retained the characteristic style elements of 924/944.
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