Porsche 944 (1981 – 1993)

Introduction Despite it looking like a tuned 924, the 944 was vitally important for Porsche. A new 2.5-litre slant-four engine that was developed from the 928’s V8 proved just what was needed to give the front-engined model a genuine boost. The 944 shared the 924’s profile, looking like a smoothed-out 924 Carrera GT – and that was enough to give the new car genuine road presence. Handling and grip were sensational, and deservedly the 944 went on to outsell the 924 – keeping Porsche afloat during the tough years of…

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