1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Specifcations
(Sources: Car and Driver, Dec. 1985 issue (or from Road & Track, Mar. 1986 issue when stated)
Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2+2 passenger, three-door coupe
Base Price (1986): $29,500
Engine
Type: turbocharged and intercooled four-in-line, aluminum block and head
Bore x Stroke: 3.94 x 3.11 in, 100.0 x 78.9mm
Displacement: 151 cu inm (2479cc)
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Engine-control system: Bosch Motronic with port fuel injection
Turbocharger: KKK
Waste gate: Porsche
Maximum Boost Pressure: 10.9 psi
Valve gear: Belt-driven single overhead cam, hydraulic lifters
Power (SAE net): 217 bhp @ 5800 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 244 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Drivetrain
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive Ratio: 3.38:1
Gear Ratios, top speed:
1st: 3.50, 39 mph (6400 rpm)
2nd: 2.06, 67 mph (6400 rpm)
3rd: 1.40, 98 mph (6400 rpm)
4th:1.03, 133 mph (6400 rpm)
5th: 0.83, 157 mph (6100 rpm)
Dimensions
Wheelbase: 94.5 in.
Track, f/r: 58.1/57.1 in.
Length: 166.5 in.
Width: 68.3 in.
Height: 50.2 in.
Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
Curb weight: 3,040 lb (Project 951 weighed in at 3,070 lb w/ full tank of gas)
Weight Distribution, f/r: 50.7/49.3%
Fuel Capacity: 21.1 gal.
Brakes
Front: 11.7 x 1.1-in vented disc
Rear: 11.8 x 0.9-in vented disc
Wheel and Tires
Front: 7.0x16-in. wheel with 205/55VR-16
Rear: 8.0x16-in. wheel with 225/50VR-16
Testing
Acceleration:
0 to 60 mph: 6.0 sec. (Car and Driver)
0 to 100 mph: 15.6 sec. (Car and Driver)
Standing 1/4 mile:14.5 @ 97 mph (Car and Driver); 14.6 @ 97.5 mph (Road & Track)
Top Speed: 157 mph
Braking
60-0mph: 143 ft (Road & Track)
80-0mph: 255 ft (Road & Track)
Handling:
Roadholding, 300-ft-diameter-skidpad: 0.80 g (Car and Driver)
Roadholding, 300-ft-diameter-skidpad: 0.90 g (Road & Track)
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