1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S Silver Rose
• 1 of approximately 1000 built
• Unique Silver Rose paint and plaid interior
• 250 HP. 0-60 5.5 seconds
Mileage: 148,289 kms
The Vehicle offered:
This highly desirable Turbo S Silver Rose is one of approximately 1000 built for worldwide production. Its performance for the day was nothing short of remarkable and is still quick by modern day standards. Our example is an ROW (rest of the world) car and was imported to Canada at some point. The car shows very well for its age and still performs as expected. It currently sports a set of aftermarket wheels and includes the factory Clubsport rims. This is a unique part of Porsche history that can be driven and enjoyed while at the same time maintaining your investment.
In 1988, Porsche introduced the Turbo S which had a more powerful engine with 250 hp and 258 lb⋅ft torque. This higher output was achieved by using a larger K26-8 turbine housing and revised engine mapping which allowed maintaining maximum boost until 5800 rpm.
In June 1988, Car and Driver tested the 944 Turbo S (with the advantage of shorter final drive gear) and achieved a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 5.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13.9 seconds at 101 mph. Top speed was factory rated at 162 mph.
The 944 Turbo S’s suspension had the “M030” option consisting of Koni adjustable shocks 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 hollow anti-roll/torsion bars at the front, and chassis stiffening brackets in the front frame rails. 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) in the front, and 9 inches in the rear with 52 mm 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 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 Porsche 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, where the majority of the factory-built Turbo S models sported a “Burgundy plaid” (Silver Rose edition) but other interior/exterior colors were available. A 10-speaker sound system and equalizer + amp was a common option with the Turbo S and S/SE prototypes.
Location: ON / Canada
Price upon request