Porsche 944 Turbo 

  • built in Germany
  • 1985
  • 217 HP 2.5L
  • 156 mph
The fast four-cylinder engine with water-cooled turbo technology not only received lots of praise, it also chalked up several motorsport successes.
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It appealed to drivers who not only valued the economy and driving culture of the Porsche 944, but who also wanted more in terms of greater driving performance and convenience.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 944 Turbo


944 Turbo
5.5 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

944 Turbo
156 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph


944 Turbo
14.2 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

944 Turbo
13.5 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 944 Turbo


944 Turbo
217 HP
Corvette Z06
500 HP


944 Turbo
244 ft-lb
Corvette Z06
465 ft-lb

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Porsche 944 Turbo

In the transaxle-model series the Porsche 944 Turbo is situated between the 944 with naturally aspirated engine and the Porsche 928 S. In terms of price it compared with the Porsche 911 Carrera, although it was not a direct competitor to the classic rear-engined Porsche.
It was also the first model that achieved identical outputs with and without a fitted catalytic converter.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Porsche
Type of car Production car
Year 1985

power & handling

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


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

physical dimensions

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

road tests

Top speed 156 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s
0-60mph 5.5 s
0-100mph 14.2 s
0-200kph 25.8 s


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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.73 in Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 16
Rear wheels Unknown/? 16
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