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Thought you 944 guys would enjoy this article

It's one of the alltime greats for the normally aspirated 944.

For your reading enjoyment,

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Good article, no surprises. I have driven all of those cars at one point except for a 928, which I have ridden in. The Porsches are better cars, period.
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I think they put the ferrari in front simply because it looks more like a race car.

I like how the 944 sneaks in and steals it.
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Good comments about the article. It's one of the very best articles on the early 944, in particular. I own both cars tested, a 1984 944 and a 1983 928S (5-speed). They share a LOT of technology, so if you can live with one, or fix one, then you can work on the other. They also share some parts, such as the visible power steering reservoir, and many others, including some relays, and the fuel injection system concepts, etc.

They are built like tanks, and they're both great fun to drive. They have a totally different character however.

The 928 with a 5-speed (mine has a gutted aftermarket ANSA exhaust system, and sounds positively WICKED) is more like an American musclecar in some ways, but it handles soooo superbly, very few automotive journalists will give it the proper credit it's due. It is a VERY SAFE high speed car. On the interstate there are few cars that are such a joy to drive fast. On the back roads, you have power to spare under every circumstance. The character of the car is, "come let's race if you want to have your a$$ handed to you", heh heh. It's a bruiser.

The 944 is actually a power player too, but with a lighter weight and 4 cylinder. I really love driving that car. Many people seek more power for the car, but it actually has plenty of power, it's just not a good stoplight race car, but it was never intended for that. It was intended to carve up the countryside like a slalom skiier, and it does that about better than anything else on 4-wheels. It isn't as heavy as the 928 so it doesn't ride as well. Because it's lighter in weight, however, it gives the impression that you can toss it anywhere like a fly, and it will do the job. The handling of the car is still just out of this world!

Glad you guys enjoyed the article, I too like the way the 944 sneaked in and stole the bacon right off the plate, ha ha.

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Nice article...

You have to love those specs.....

1/4 mile for the 83' 944 16.4 at 82.5 mph with a top speed of 125 mph. OUCH.

Otherwise the article was very favorable...
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i never topped out my '83, but that seems a bit low. i took a '77 924 to 120 and it wasn't topped out. i did take my '83 to 115 and it was nowhere near topped out.

excellent article.
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I took out my old 79' 924 and it topped out at a solid 165 Km/h ... approximately 100-105 mph approximately 20+ years ago. It felt fast at the time
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Thank you , for that uplifting peice of information.
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did any of you checkout the video link for the 928 at road america?
one of the best Porsche related videos ive seen yet!
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Quote:
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Nice article...

You have to love those specs.....

1/4 mile for the 83' 944 16.4 at 82.5 mph with a top speed of 125 mph. OUCH.

Otherwise the article was very favorable...
Well, look at it this way... a good portion of us NA owners have several tried and tested modifications... for example, the FRWilk chip surely shaves some time off the 1/4 mile (and I KNOW i've done higher than 125; anyone who went on the 2004 NY/NJ/CT Autumn run can vouch for that...)
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