|Following the international success of the 924, a more powerful Porsche-designed all-alloy, 2.5-litre inline-four, producing 163 bhp, was introduced in 1982 for the 944. Porsche engineers were able to produce a very smooth running four-cylinder engine by utilising two counter-rotating balance shafts running at twice engine speed. These carry eccentric weights which produce inertial forces that balance out the unbalanced secondary forces, making a four-cylinder engine feel as smooth as a six.
Cosmetically, the bodywork was revised with wider wheel arches (similar to that of the 924 Carrera GT), a fresh interior and upgrades to the braking and suspension systems. With greater visual presence and the performance to match, better handling, stopping power and more creature comforts, the 944 was a major step forward.
A turbo version of the 944 was always on the cards, and it boosted the 2.5-litre engine by nearly 60bhp, whilst both the clutch and gearbox were uprated to suit. The chassis was beefed up and thicker anti-roll bars and four-pot brake callipers were fitted. A smooth nose panel and a larger rear spoiler distinguished it from its lesser siblings. For 1988, a Turbo SE was offered with 250bhp thanks to a larger turbocharger, the transmission was again upgraded, and a limited slip diff was fitted along with uprated brakes and Koni dampers. From 1989-1991 the ‘SE’ specification was adopted for the standard 944 Turbo making it somewhat of a sleeping giant.
This Stunning car is finished in Guards red with black sports seats and being the SE version has Koni suspension,Air Con,Sunroof,LSD ,Hi Fi speaker pack.
She is probably the best example available and has been maintained to a very high standard including recent full front end engine recon; inc belts,water pump,head gaskets,air con condensors and pump etc.
There is a super history file with lots of invoices and handbooks making this a great investment opportunity whilst being one of the best period cars to drive with lots of power available and engaging to use.
On the road the 944 never fails to impress with a fully sorted chassis providing feedback no 911 of this era could.
Being a transaxle gearbox the weight distribution is perfect and this enables very confident push on hard driving with no dramas.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with a comprehensive 12 month warranty