1986-1989 Porsche 944 Turbo Pictures and Specifications

Porsche upped the performance ante of its entry-level line in a big way by adding a 944 Turbo in 1986. Like that year's regular 944s, it arrived with a more coherent and attractive dashboard, but stood apart with unique nose styling and wider tires on 928-style "telephone dial" alloy wheels. The 944 Turbo was sold from 1986 to 1989.

The Porsche 944 Turbo could go 0-60 mph in six seconds flat and had a top speed of 153 mph.
The Porsche 944 Turbo did 0-60 mph in 6 seconds, had a top speed of 153 mph.

The updated dashboard of the Porsche 944 Turbo was more driver-friendly.
The updated dashboard of the Porsche 944 Turbo was sporty and driver-friendly.

A single turbocharger boosted the Porsche 944 Turbo's engine to 217 horsepower.
A single turbocharger boosted the Porsche 944 Turbo's engine to 217 horsepower.

Most critics agree that the Porsche 944 Turbo was well worth the $29,500 price.
The Porsche 944 Turbo gained 30 horsepower for 1988, for a healthy 247.


1986-1989 Porsche 944 Turbo Specifications

Prices New:

  • $29,500 for 1986 944 Turbo
  • $39,765 for 1988 944 Turbo
  • $47,432 for 1988 944 Turbo S
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
170.0 94.5 2,866

Engines:

Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
2479
Turbo sohc I-4
217
1986-1988
2479
Turbo sohc I-4
247
1988-1989

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