“WE BUILD CARS. WE DO NOT BUILD GREY MICE’:
This remark was once volunteered at The Factory when Porsche were asked what made their cars stand apart from the mainstream. (Such incisive and memorable statements follow a fine tradition at
Undeniably, a Porsche is different. And for one important reason.
Porsche will never compromise in their search to satisfy the total needs of the driver. And never cease to understand what in turn drives him. Or her.
Take the 944. Even at standstill its taut, distinct lines state power. With poise.
On the move those same energy saving curves cut through the air like a knife.
Accelerating to 60 in 7.2 seconds, And onward to 137 mph. (Motor Magazine, May 1982). If it is within the law, it is within your power.
To match this straightline performance with cornering performance the 944 is built on a transaxle driveline. The principle is simple. The rewards numerous.
By mounting the.engine fore, the gearbox aft, Porsche achieve even weight distribution, creating safe, balanced handling and positive traction.
Precise power-assisted steering adds to supreme driver feel.
As do a low centre of gravity and front anti-roll bars to help prevent pitch and roll.
And so that the 944 remains limpetlike on all surfaces, the 911 proven cast alloy wheels are shod with low profile tyres.
Yet for all this driveability it is the 944’s flexibility that is most astonishing. The engine meets two apparently contradictory demands.
Optimum performance with optimum economy.
Proof that with Porsche, opposites can attract. For this is one of the world’s most powerful and tractable four cylinder engines.
A fuel injected 2.5 litre creator of maximum torque from as low as 2000 right through to 6000 rpm.
Balancer shafts iron out any vibration from the big bore pistons.
The result is that this engine drives like and feels as smooth as a six. Yet on the other side of the equation this remarkable power plant consumes very
little fuel. “Owners should regularly see 25-27 mpg, even driving hard “
(Autocar Magazine May 1982).
Such frugal consumption is aided by a high compression ratio, an electronic fuel management system and more than a little Porsche engineering excellence.
An ingredient that has been applied to the driver’s more practical needs.
The capacious loadspace. Even without the rear seats folded down.
The twelve thousand mile inspection service intervals and the two year mechanical warranty.
The Porsche Longlife seven year anti-corrosion warranty that is routine maintenance free.
The major benefit of a double-sided, galvanised body shell that has undergone a comprehensive paint process that is second to none. And the most conclusive benefit of all? Surely it is how well the 944 retains its value through the passage of time. From Porsche you would expect no less. Perhaps you now understand what Porsche specify in a car. And achieve. To test that the Porsche 944 fulfills your expectations, contact your nearest Official
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