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1982 - 1991 Porsche 944

1982 - 1991 Porsche 944
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Porsche 944
  • Porsche 944
  • Year:
    1982- 1991
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    188@6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    4300
  • Displacement:
    2479 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    142 mph
  • body style:

The Porsche 944 was a high performance sports car produced by German auto manufacturer Porsche. It was introduced in 1982 to replace the Porsche 924 as their entry level model, although the two cars were sold in parallel for a number of years. Production ended in 1991 when it was replaced by the Porsche 968. The 944 was a huge success for Porsche throughout the 1980s, and was available in several forms throughout its evolution: 944, 944S, 944 Turbo, and the 944S2.

 

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Someone LS-Swapped a Porsche 944 and We're Not Even Mad

Someone LS-Swapped a Porsche 944 and We’re Not Even Mad

And then rightly thought it’s the perfect car to film a Christmas video with

Wait a bit until you bemoan yet another article about an LS swap! This isn’t just another LS-swapped, tire-crushing machine. This 944 with 800 horsepower at the wheels is a turbocharged drift beast that just so happened to be wrapped in multi-colored Christmas lights for the holiday season. If not for the LS2 V-8 howling in anger, the video would almost feel too peaceful!

What’s the wheeled announcer of Christmas? You may be thinking about those old-school Coca-Cola trucks but here’s something that’s more in tune with what us, car guys, like: an insanely powerful Porsche 944 that went from a punny 150 horsepower to about 900, which means it can now break your neck when you put your foot down. It can also drive (with some degree) of civility and graciously park next to a Christmas tree, like in the video below that has amassed almost 15,000 views on YouTube in a couple of weeks.

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Which Sports Car Should Be Revived?

Which Sports Car Should Be Revived?

Between 2016 and 2020 the list of supercars will include the Ford GT, the Mercedes-AMG Project One, the Aston Man Valkyrie, and at least one new car from Ferrari. But what are sports cars fans with smaller wallets supposed to do? We have some great cars like the Miata and BMW is bringing a Z4 replacement soon, but so many great cars don’t exist anymore. Especially in the “affordable” range.

So we started talking in the office about what sports cars we want to see revived, and we settled on a pair of classic sports cars and one car that is officially dead, but not out of showrooms yet. The Porsche 944, Honda S2000, and the Dodge Viper are all in our dream garage of dead cars we want to return. Keep reading to find out why!

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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 006 (w/Video) - Showing Some Vee Dub Love

TopSpeed Podcast Episode 006 (w/Video) - Showing Some Vee Dub Love

Happy Thursday, everyone! It is time once again for your favorite automotive-centric internet radio show: the TopSpeed.com Podcast. This week Justin and Mark join me for another full show full of hijinks, burning petrol and the occasional silliness.

The Weekly Wheels segment features the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Mitsubishi Outlander and a special appearance from a classic Porsche.

Our news stories cover the prospect of a new GTI Club Sport, the upcoming 2015 Dodge Charger and a potential successor to the Mitsubishi 3000GT. Mark covers the 5 best pickups under $30k, and then we celebrate the coming of spring with talk of the M4 Convertible.

Thanks to you guys, we had a big Q&A segment that included our picks for worst car names ever, what cars we wish would hit U.S. shores and we discuss what cars we would wipe from the history of existence. Other fun questions include what we would cram a Ferrari V-12 engine into, odd stories from press drives and we discuss what it would take to make us leave this great job. It was quite the eclectic collection of questions.

Thanks for being so awesome, guys. Keep the questions coming.

We wrap up our show with Own, Drive, Burn in which we celebrated the warm weather some more with our choices between a Porsche Boxster, Mercedes-Benz SLK and a BMW Z4.

As an extra bonus to everyone listening, watching and actually reading this far down in the post, I am going to be giving a few of my own personal bits of cool auto stuff to some of you guys. I have a smaller version of the Aston Martin DB5 print that is hanging on my wall, and I have a calendar from the same photographer. To have a chance at winning just subscribe to the TopSpeed Podcast YouTube channel, and follow @TopSpeedPodcast on Twitter. That is it. In two weeks I will pick the two winners and send out your cool free stuff. If you want some extra chances to win, you can follow Justin (@TheCarJunky), Mark (@MarkMcNabb) and myself (@Moeferd) on Twitter as well. One entry for each follow.

Good luck.

As always, don’t forget to keep commenting, giving us suggestions and sending us your questions. You guys can reach us at the above Twitter locations, by commenting on this post or by email: Podcast@TopSpeed.com

Click "Play" below to hear the Topspeed.com Podcast 006. Make sure to catch all of the episodes on our new iTunes channel!

If you want to see our smiling faces, you can see the video version of the Podcast after the jump.

Hosts: Christian Moe, Justin Cupler, Mark McNabb
Weekly Wheels: Porsche 944, Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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1986 Porsche 944 Race Car

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1982 - 1991 Porsche 944

1982 - 1991 Porsche 944

The Porsche 944 was a high performance sports car produced by German auto manufacturer Porsche. It was introduced in 1982 to replace the Porsche 924 as their entry level model, although the two cars were sold in parallel for a number of years. Production ended in 1991 when it was replaced by the Porsche 968. The 944 was a huge success for Porsche throughout the 1980s, and was available in several forms throughout its evolution: 944, 944S, 944 Turbo, and the 944S2.

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