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How do you know if you have an S model

I just bought a 1988, 944. How can you tell if it is an S model.
Old 01-25-2018, 07:45 PM
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1) it says 944S on the back
2) the tachometer goes up to 6800 rpm before going "red/orange line"
3) the engine looks like this:
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Because it was made in 1988 with sixteen absolutely glorious valves that you now have under your control.

Make the most of it!
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Because it was made in 1988 with sixteen absolutely glorious valves that you now have under your control.
At least, until something goes wrong.
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Sound like the OP has no business buying one if he/she cannot tell the difference.
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Side molding says "Ventilier" on it ?
it has no real power till about 4K rpm?
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Hmmm, where did 100forks go? I would think he would be anxious to find out what he has.

Of course, what I'd really like to hear is:

"I just bought a Porsche, how can I tell if it's a 911?"
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it has no real power till about 4K rpm?
you know, i used to say and think this too...

but line them up side by side, and a 944S will smoke an 8v 944 from 0 all the way to infinity...

the "lack of power" is relative to the big kick you feel when it comes on cam, at 4k...but it's got more torque and HP at all RPMs than an 8v model.
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...Of course, what I'd really like to hear is:

"I just bought a Porsche, how can I tell if it's a 911?"
That’s easy, see if your luggage will fit in the “trunk” like this idiot model posed for a European leather company.

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I think my 87S it is the best cruising car I have ever driven. However when I took it to the PCA HPDC, I never got it out of 3rd gear and got dusted on the straights. But it did very well in the corners against the other high priced hardware. I had the fortune of having the head instructor ride with me and coach me on how to drive it through the corners.
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