1986 Porsche 944 Turbo
An affordable front-engined, rear wheel drive Porsche for any enthusiast. Developed from the preceding 924, the 944 handled better due to a near 50/50 weight distribution and could also accelerate faster, as well as stop quicker. Under the hood of this 944 is a turbocharged and intercooled version of the 2.5L engine. Internally known as the 951, turbo examples produced significantly more horsepower and to compensate for this forged pistons and ceramic port liners were implemented, along with numerous other internal improvements. The gearbox was also strengthened, external oil coolers for the engine and transmission were fitted, and an integrated front bumper improved the vehicle’s aerodynamic profile. 12″ disc brakes with 4-piston calipers borrowed from the 911 were hidden behind 16″ wheels and the 944 rode on a stiffer suspension setup.
Since leaving the factory, this 944 has been upgraded into a more than capable track car. Tens of thousands were invested in servicing and upgrading the vehicle’s components to make it both competitive and reliable. The list includes, but is not limited to: timing belt adjustments, replacing both lower control arms, new power steering rack and pump, motor mounts, A/C compressor, hood struts, clutch kit, slave cylinder, intake upgrade, custom competition exhaust system (including headers), window regulator, front struts, rear shocks, front springs, rear springs, front sway bar, inner bushings, outer bushings, rear sway bar and bushings, roll bar, harness set, race seats, front and rear tow hook, steering wheel, suspension, kill switch, fire extinguisher, blow off valve, camera mount, head gasket, hydraulic lifters, K-26 turbo, front vented rotors, tie rod, MSD coil, pedal set, throttle extensions, and more!
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