1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
- Engine Size
- 2.5 Liter
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Body Style
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo S
• Completed December 7, 1988
• One of only 1,385 built for the 1989 USA market
• Low miles 42,347
Finished in Guards Red with a linen and black partial leather interior, original paint as well as a beautiful original interior in amazing condition.
Built to the same specifications as the previous model year's Turbo S, the 1989 Turbo is powered by a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 247 Horsepower and 258 lb.-ft of torque with a 5-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, making for a claimed 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds. With unbelievable performance, it is truly remarkable to drive!
All the gauges and electronics are fully functioning. Options include a Blaupunkt CD-2 AM/FM CD player with Blaupunkt BEA 80 graphic equalizer and amplifier system, power mirrors, a rear window wiper, cruise control, automatic climate control and removable/tilt sunroof. The air conditioning system blows ice cold and has been converted to use R134. Factory 16” Club Sport Forged Alloy rims with Toyo Proxes tires, 7J x 16” - 225 50 ZR16 - front and 9J x 16” - 245 45 ZR16 - rear
Four (4) owners, first owner took delivery on March 17, 1990, at Autobahn Europlaza Porsche in Fort Worth, Texas. Over 12 years the Turbo was driven 25,927 miles by the first owner. The second owner, from Longmont, Colorado, purchased this car on November 19, 2002, and drove 5,000 miles during the two years of ownership. The third owner purchased the Turbo with 30,752 miles on December 3, 2004, and it was well maintained by Reid Vann Luxury Import in St. Louis for the next 14 years. The current owner purchased the Turbo July 17, 2018, with 39,423 miles.
Complete with extensive service records dating back to 2005, owner's manual, Warranty & Maintenance book, clean Carfax, window sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, two sets of keys, air compressor, jack, and tools. The Turbo is up to date on all scheduled maintenance and is in fantastic driving condition. Do not miss this opportunity to buy the last year of the increasingly collectible 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo S.
History of the 1988- 1989 944 Turbo S
In 1988, Porsche introduced the 944 Turbo S with a more powerful engine (designation number M44/52) rated at a maximum power output of 250 PS (184 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm (the engine in the standard 944 Turbo generated 223 PS (164 kW) and 243 lb⋅ft (329 N⋅m)). This higher output was achieved by using a larger KKK K26-8 turbocharger housing and revised engine mapping which allowed maintaining maximum boost until 5,800 rpm, compared to the standard 944 Turbo, the boost would decrease from 0.75 bar (10.9 psi) at 3,000 rpm to 0.52 bar (7.5 psi) at 5,800 rpm. In June 1988, Car and Driver tested the 944 Turbo S (with the advantage of shorter final drive gear) and achieved a 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) acceleration time of 5.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13.9 seconds at 163 km/h (101 mph). The top speed was factory rated at 261 km/h (162 mph).
The 944 Turbo S' suspension had the "M030" option consisting of Koni adjustable shocks at the front and rear, with ride height adjusting threaded collars on the front struts, progressive rate springs, larger hollow rear anti-roll/torsion bars, harder durometer suspension bushings, larger 26.8 mm (1.055 in) hollow anti-roll/torsion bars at the front, and chassis stiffening brackets in the front frame rails. The air conditioning dryer lines were routed so as to clear the front frame brace on the driver's side. The 944 Turbo S wheels, known as the Club Sport design, were 16-inch Fuchs forged and flat-dished, similar to the Design 90 wheel. Wheel widths were 7 inches (178 mm) at the front, and 9 inches (229 mm) at the rear with a 52 mm (2.047 in) offset; sizes of the Z-rated tires were 225/50 in the front and 245/45 in the rear. The front and rear fender edges were rolled to accommodate the larger wheels. The manual transmission (case code designation: AOR) featured a higher friction clutch disc setup, an external cooler, and a limited-slip differential with a 40% lockup setting. The Turbo S' front brakes were borrowed from the 928 S4, with larger Brembo GT 4-piston fixed calipers and 12-inch discs; rear Brembo brakes remained the same as a standard Turbo. ABS also came standard.
The 944 Turbo S interior featured power seats for both driver and passenger and a 10-speaker sound system and equalizer + amp was a common option with the Turbo S.
In 1989 and later production years, the 'S' designation was dropped from the 944 Turbo S, and all of the turbocharged iterations of the 944 featured the Turbo S enhancements as standard, however, the "M030" suspension and the Club Sport wheels were not part of that standard. The 944 Turbo S was the fastest production four-cylinder car of its time.
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