Road Tests Real world tests of 944 Turbo vs 911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 944 Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 944 Turbo

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Lighter curb weight 2,816 lb vs 3,214 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé

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Faster to 100mph 12.7 s vs 14.2 s More than 10% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 300 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 40% stronger engine
More torque 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 244 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 3,299 cc vs 2,500 cc More than 30% bigger engine
Slightly higher redline 6,800 RPM vs 6,500 RPM Around 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

944 Turbo  vs
911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Year 1985 1990

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.98 lb/hp 10.71 lb/hp
Maximum hp 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM 300 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 244 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 317 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 6,800 RPM
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,500 cc 3,299 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8:1 7:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.11 in 3.82 in / 2.93 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,816 lb 3,214 lb
Width 68.3 in 69.9 in
Height 50.2 in 61.6 in
Length 166.5 in 168.9 in
Front track width 58.2 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 89.5 in

road tests

944 Turbo  vs
911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé 
Top speed 156 mph 159 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 13.6 s
0-60mph 5.5 s 5.1 s
0-100mph 14.2 s 12.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD Rear Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 3.38:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.73 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 16 406/? 178
Rear wheels Unknown/? 16 406/? 229
Porsche 944 Turbo
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Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé
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