For the 1985 model year, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo, known internally as the 951. This had a turbocharged and intercooled version of the standard car's engine that produced 217 bhp at 6000 rpm. The turbo was the first car using a ceramic port liner to retain exhaust gas temperature and new forged pistons, and was also the first vehicle to produce identical power output with or without a catalytic converter. The Turbo also featured several other changes, such as improved aerodynamics, notably an integrated front bumper. This featured a strengthened gearbox with a different final drive ratio, standard external oil coolers for both the engine and transmission, standard 16 inch wheels, and a slightly stiffer suspension to handle the extra weight. The Turbo's front and rear brakes were borrowed from the Porsche 911, with Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch discs as ABS also came standard
Porsche 944 Turbo in stunning condition. The car has had one UK owner, was originally registered in Jersey when new, and came to England in 2004. These 944 Turbos are becoming very rare, particularly in the outstanding condition of this car. The performance of this car is in a different league to any other 944s, and it is extremely quick, courtesy of a modified ECU. It comes with original Service and Hand Books, fitted with air-conditioning, which is working, a Limited Slip Differential, nice alloys, a removable sunroof, leather interior, and power assisted steering. Earlier this year the car had a Cam-Belt Service, and four new tyres were also fitted. The car is fantastic to drive, pulls like a train from low revs and really puts a smile on your face.