968

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After a ten year production life the 944 was replaced in 1991 by the 968. In effect a rebodied 944 and similar 3-Litre engine with modified inlet manifold and a variable valve timing mechanism named Variocam producing 240bhp. A new six speed gear box and four speed Tiptronic option. Available inÊ a coupe and Cabriolet forms 1993 saw the introduction of the 968CS Club Sport, a lightened model with lowered suspension and bigger brakes. This car was judged best handling car of 1993 by Autocar and Motor Magazine. The same year saw the introduction of the 968 Turbo S, developing 305bhp and 175mph top speed. But with poor sales and to make way for the new Boxster the 968 ceased production in 1995.

Brief History of the Porsche 968 Models

1993-95
- The 968 was introduced in '92 as a model year '93 car. It had a completely revised body style, and was available as a coupe or cabriolet. Under the hood, the 3.0 litre 944S2 engine was enhanced with a patented variable valve timing system, called the VarioCam.
A total of 12,793 968's were produced by Porsche during its three-year lifetime, 4,389 of which were cabriolets. In the US, Porsche sold 2,417 coupes and 2,260 cabriolets - pretty close to an even split.

The coupe was available with the M030 sport package, which included heavier front springs, rear coil-over helper springs, bigger brakes, and larger sway bars.

1993-94 968 Cabriolet
Convertible version of 968. 1989 and later all models come with dual airbags standard.

968 Coupe

968 Turbo S

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Variant

968
968 Turbo S
Engine
Front longitudinal inline four cylinder water cooled 16v VarioCam
Front longitudinal inline four cylinder water cooled 16v VarioCam, KKK Turbo
Capacity
2990 cc
2990 cc
MAX. Power
240 bhp
305 bhp
Transmission
6+R,sync rear drive
6+R,sync rear drive
Suspension
Independent all round
Independent all round
Brakes
Hydraulic dual system vented disks all round with ABS
Hydraulic dual system vented disks all round with ABS
Wheel Base
2400 mm
2400 mm
Acceleration (0-60mph)
6.1 sec
4.9 sec
Top Speed
156 mph
175 mph