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Porsche 944
1986 944 Turbo
Manufacturer Porsche AG
Production 1982–1991
Assembly Germany: Neckarsulm
Predecessor Porsche 924
Successor Porsche 968
Class Sports car
Body style(s)
Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Engine(s)
  • 2.5 L M44/40 I4
  • 2.5 L turbocharged M44/51 I4
  • 2.5 L turbocharged M44/52 I4
  • 2.7 L M44/12 I4
  • 3.0 L M44/41 I4
Transmission(s)
Wheelbase 2,400 mm (94.5 in)
Length
  • 1986-88: 4,318 mm (170.0 in)
  • Turbo & S2: 4,288 mm (168.8 in)
  • 1989–1991: 4,290 mm (168.9 in)
Width 1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height 1,275 mm (50.2 in)
Curb weight
  • Pre-1988: 1,180 kg (2,601 lb)
  • 1988 onwards: 1,330 kg (2,932 lb)
  • 1986 Turbo models: 1,360 kg (2,998 lb)
  • 1987 onwards (Turbo models): 1,416 kg (3,122 lb)
  • Note: some figures are dry weight
Designer Harm Lagaay (Porsche AG)

The Porsche 944 is a sports car manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche from 1982 to 1991. A front-engine, rear-wheel drive mid-level model based on the 924 platform, the 944 was available in coupé or cabriolet body styles, with either naturally aspirated or turbocharged engines.

The 944 was to continue production in the 1990s but major revisions planned for a 944 "S3" model eventually morphed into the 968, which became its replacement. Over 163,000 cars were produced in total, making it the most successful sports car in Porsche's history until the introductions of the Boxster and 997 Carrera.

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