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The 965 Project and the 965 designation, totally trivial...

So I got into an argument about the 965 designation, according to whoever wrote this in wikipedia:

"In 1990 Porsche introduced a Turbo version of the 964 series. This car is sometimes mistakenly called 965 (this type number actually referred to a stillborn project that would have been a hi-tech turbocharged car in the vein of the 959)."

I've seen this quoted on many forums etc, anyway the fact still exists there are many 965 part numbers, so 965 xxx xxx etc. Which one would think Porsche did use this internal designation.

The argument to this is some of the parts from the stillborn for the 'hi-tech turbocharged' 965 project were carried over and used on the car.

My question is if this was the case, why is there a 965 WUR, would they not have dropped CIS for a high tech version of the car? Do a pelican parts search for 965 part numbers, it covers a lot from carpet to ignition cables...

This is a totally trivial waste of time, I find it interesting non the less....
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