Road Tests Real world tests of 944 Turbo S vs Turbo

0-60mph

944 Turbo S
5.5 s
944 Turbo
5.5 s

Top speed

944 Turbo S
163 mph
944 Turbo
156 mph

0-100mph

944 Turbo S
14.1 s
944 Turbo
14.2 s

1/4 mile

944 Turbo S
14.2 s
944 Turbo
13.5 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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Faster top speed 163 mph vs 156 mph 7 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly more powerful engine 247 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Slightly faster to 200kph 25 s vs 25.8 s Around 5% faster to 200kph
Front view of Porsche 944 Turbo

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.5 s vs 14.2 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly lighter curb weight 2,816 lb vs 3,093 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

944 Turbo S  vs
Turbo 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Year 1988 1985

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.52 lb/hp 12.98 lb/hp
Maximum hp 247 HP @ 6,000 RPM 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 259 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 244 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS rack&pinionPAS

engine

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,093 lb 2,816 lb
Width 68.3 in 68.3 in
Height 50.2 in 50.2 in
Length 168.8 in 166.5 in
Front track width 58.2 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 94.5 in

road tests

944 Turbo S  vs
Turbo 
Top speed 163 mph 156 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 5.5 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 14.1 s 14.2 s
0-200kph 25 s 25.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 3.38:1 3.38:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.97 in Disc 11.73 in Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc 11.77 in Disc
Front wheels 406/? 178 Unknown/? 16
Rear wheels 406/? 229 Unknown/? 16
Porsche 944 Turbo S
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