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Porsche 968

Porsche 968

Carrying on a tradition which had been started by the 924 25 years earlier, the 1991 Porsche 968 offered a budget-priced Porsche to the enthusiast which was far more refined and civilized than any of its ancestors. Too refined and too well-honed for some Porsche's fans' liking, in fact. It used one of the biggest displacement four-cylinder engines in recent production history, which had balancer shafts to run smoothly, plus 16 valves for more performance, in fact over ~:0hlip (22kW) more than the 944 S2's similar engine. The gearbox was set at the rear to maximize weight-distribution and it balanced the car beautifully. So good was the handling that people remarked it required less driver involvement and hence wasn't a real Porsche. This Club Sport model rectified that, with 17-inch (432mm) wheels, no back seat nor power windows thus saving 117lb (53kg) weight.

Porsche 968 Specifications

Top speed:150 mph (240 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.1 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:182 ci (2,990 cc)
Transmission:6-speed manual
Max power:240 bhp (179 kW) @ 6,200 rpm
Max torque:224 lb ft (303 Nm) @ 4,100 rpm
Weight:2,943 lb (1,338 kg)
Economy:19.4 mpg (6.9 km/I)
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