Road Tests Real world tests of 944 Turbo S vs 911 Turbo

0-60mph

944 Turbo S
5.5 s
911 Turbo
3.9 s

Top speed

944 Turbo S
163 mph
911 Turbo
192 mph

0-100mph

944 Turbo S
14.1 s
911 Turbo
8 s

1/4 mile

944 Turbo S
14.2 s
911 Turbo
11.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 944 Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 944 Turbo S

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Lighter curb weight 3,093 lb vs 3,641 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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Much faster in the quarter mile 11.4 s vs 14.2 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Much more expensive sticker price $130k vs $47k More than 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 192 mph vs 163 mph 29 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster to 60mph 3.9 s vs 5.5 s Around 30% faster to 60mph
Way more more powerful engine 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 247 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 90% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 259 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 75% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 7.7 lb/hp vs 12.52 lb/hp Around 40% better power-to-weight ratio
Much faster to 200kph 12.2 s vs 25 s 2x faster to 200kph
Much great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:13.10 vs 1:20.80 Around 10% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track
Bigger engine 3,600 cc vs 2,500 cc Around 45% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

944 Turbo S  vs
911 Turbo 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 47,432 130,000
Year 1988 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.52 lb/hp 7.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 247 HP @ 6,000 RPM 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 259 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Rear
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,500 cc 3,600 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.11 in 3.94 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,093 lb 3,641 lb
Width 68.3 in 72.9 in
Height 50.2 in 51.2 in
Length 168.8 in 175.2 in
Front track width 58.2 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 92.5 in

road tests

944 Turbo S  vs
911 Turbo 
Top speed 163 mph 192 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s 11.4 s
0-60mph 5.5 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 14.1 s 8 s
0-200kph 25 s 12.2 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:20.80 1:13.10

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD 4WD w/PSM, PTM
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 3.38:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.97 in Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 406/? 178 Unknown/? 19
Rear wheels 406/? 229 Unknown/? 19
Porsche 944 Turbo S
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