Porsche's 944 Turbo is an icon of sports car performance for an entire generation of enthusiasts. While the 911 may have captured the headlines and secured its place in Porsche history, the 944 was the best selling Porsche of all time when it was new, and the 944 Turbo delivered levels of performance that couldn't be matched by even the best street …Continue to the full article
Showing all results for:
Recent Posts from: Porsche 944
This LS3-Swapped 944 has the Right Formula
In another enthusiastic review from Roads Untraveled, we learn why pairing an American V8 with a German FR sports coupe is a wonderful idea. It blends what's wonderful about a Corvette with the great visibility, short overhangs, modest proportions, and exquisite interior of the 944. Surprisingly, these very different front-engine sports cars …Continue to the full article
Is There A Better Car For Weekend Drives Than A Porsche 944?
This 1984 Porsche 944 is an incredible tool for certain purposes. For the purposes of driving some of the best roads in coastal Southern California, it may be one of the best tools. This particular example is a European model, originally delivered to a customer in Germany, which means it has a manual steering rack deemed too raw and unfiltered for …Continue to the full article
Is Subaru’s BRZ the spiritual successor to Porsche’s iconic 944?
Despite our name, Flatsixes loves transaxle Porsches. Between Bradley and myself, we currently own four 944s and 924s. Project 944 GTS, (which will have an update soon, by the way) is among my favorite cars I've ever owned. Barring often extremely cheap early Boxsters, it's hard to beat the 944's smile per dollar ratio. That said, the newest 944s …Continue to the full article
Our Mind-Blowing Weekend At Rennsport Reunion
Rennsport Reunion VI was among the most memorable automotive events in my recent memory. The showmanship involved on the part of Porsche's employees, their pride in the brand's history, and their willingness to talk about nothing but Porsche for the week of Rennsport is commendable. The event went off without a hitch, and I'm sure it took …Continue to the full article
Does this 944 Deserve to be a Hot Wheels Car?
Back in 1978 Hot Wheels released a 924 in 1:64th scale, as is tradition for them. It had blackwall tires, and the same 5-spoke styled plastic wheels seen on most Hot Wheels of the day. About a decade later Matchbox released a 944 Turbo. I had one, it was green, the Porsche crest was huge across the hood, and the doors opened. It was a neat car. …Continue to the full article
Introducing U-924, The Deutsch Marine’s Latest Porsche Based Submarine
As part of a radical new cost saving measure, the German Navy is testing a new type of submarine to augment the Type 212 currently in service. Based on Porsche 924s, the new type promises to cost substantially less than the ~500 million Euro cost of the Type 212. With 924s available seemingly by the dozen on Craigslist for less than $5k, this …Continue to the full article
Project 944 GTS Part 4: Chipped!
Sometimes you don't realize how bad something is until it's fixed. You plod forward, never knowing how much better things could be with a reasonably simple change. Apparently, that is how I felt about my ECU. The ECU, I always felt had slightly sloppy fuel mapping compared to a modern car, but it was thirty years old and that was sort of …Continue to the full article
Project 944 GTS Mini Update: Lights, Hatch Issues and Parts Delays
There are certain difficulties in daily driving an older performance car. Some are obvious- the car sits substantially lower than even modern performance cars. Ventilation can leave something to be desired. Slow steering racks can make parallel parking a challenge (yes, project 944 GTS gets parallel parked a lot, so I am keenly aware of how many …Continue to the full article
Project 944 GTS Part 3: Short Shifter and New Leather
A lot of the enjoyment of a car comes from the things you touch. In a car with a manual transmission, a whole lot of parts need to work harmoniously for the experience to be positive. Not only does the gearbox itself need to operate correctly, but the linkage, gear selector rod, and even the outer surface of the lever all need to have a certain …Continue to the full article