The Porsche 924, Porsche 944, and Porsche 968 represented a swerve into front-engine design for Porsche. The articles linked below lay out why that detour was often a critical success and sometimes a sales success, but ultimately a design dead-end.
The 924 and 944 were both stylish 2+2 hatchbacks, but the 924 was tarnished by its use of an Audi engine. The 944 had true Porsche power. The 968 was the final evolution of the original 924 design, and was in many ways the best of the bunch -- if you could swallow its unusual front-end styling.
For the complete story of the Porsche 924, Porsche 944, and Porsche 968, see:
Porsche 924, 944, and 968 History: Learn how Porsche's front-engine adventure began with the 924 in the late 1970s, took a big step toward credibility with the 944 in the 1980s, and ended with the odd-looking but exquisite 968 in the mid 1990s.
Porsche 924, 944, and 968 Pictures and Specifications: Each version of this front-engine Porsche had its own look. Check out pictures of each design change, and learn about their dimensions and specifications, including horsepower, price, and much more.
- 1977-1982 Porsche 924 Pictures and Specifications
- 1980-1982 Porsche 924 Turbo Pictures and Specifications
- 1987-1988 Porsche 924 S Pictures and Specifications
- 1983-1991 Porsche 944 and 944S Pictures and Specifications
- 1986-1989 Porsche 944 Turbo Pictures and Specifications
- 1992-1995 Porsche 968 Pictures and Specifications
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