When you’re faced with an insurmountable challenge, sometimes the best course of action is a quick and unceremonious about-face, followed by a frantic sprint—but where’s the fun in that? Here’s everything wrong with my broken Porsche 944 Turbo. Make sure you’re sitting down for this.
An extensive job like a clutch replacement on a Porsche 944 requires research, patience, money, skill and hope. We had next to none of these.
Four-cylinder Porsches for the win!
I did not get to track my car yesterday. Let me show you why.
You can keep your Porsche 944 Turbo Cups with all their turbo lag and misery. I prefer the smoother, more predictable powerband of the naturally aspirated 944s, and the biggest engine Porsche ever put in a 944 is my holy grail. That, of course, is the 944 S2, and one of just seven IMSA Firehawk 944 S2s is for sale.
My 944 has a problem: when the gas tank starts to empty, the back end gets light. I've ruined its perfect 50-50 weight balance by taking off the heavy glass hatch. I don't have any fancy-schmancy metal ballast just lying around, however, I could probably source quite a few Truck Nutz.
Aww, yes: Harris Hill Road. My car lives here. I live here. (I have an apartment for stuff, but...haha, no.) This race is like the 12 Hours of My Couch. My Porschelump 944 should DOMINATE! Just kidding. I have no idea what I’m doing in race traffic. Not. A. Clue.
Probably not, but it looks fun!
Everyone loves the Tesla P85D. Two motors. Lots of instant electric torque. Room to terrify the whole family. But you know what's cooler? A 1980s Porsche. That's right. This Porsche 944 is faster than everyone's favorite modern tech wonderboy.
About 3 decades ago, Porsche made the 944 - a car that had amazing handling and power delivery via its 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Somewhere down the line, one of these cars exchanged hands in such a way that it's now being sold as a non-runner in the suburbs of New Jersey for a fraction of its…
For the first time in ages, I'm nervous about a track day. It's Texas World Speedway. I'm back in a tail-happy 944 just like my old one that got t-boned here. Even though I've personally never driven this track, I'm still intensely afraid of deja vu.
There I was... flying down the straight after turn two at Pocono Raceway, pretending to draft Mathias, who was driving his recently purchased 1987 Porsche 944. As we approached the turn in point, I got on my brakes and downshifted into third from fourth. The straight-piped inline four shrieked as it hit what seemed to…
ARE YOU READY TO GET PUMPED?! Welcome back to Project Car Crossfit, where we're going to take that pile of junk in your garage and make you sweat.
When you think of a rally Porsche, you might imagine one of the 1980s Dakar racers, or maybe a '60s 911 swinging towards Monte Carlo. This one is a little different.
It was Saturday, June 28th, early evening. We were on our way back from a long and mentally exhausting race day at Watkins Glen. My Continental Tire Series racing car driver friend was riding passenger with me, while Mathias was following in his trusty 1999 Mercedes ML. Two hours or so into our return trip, my bad…
After a nice car has been out on the market for a couple of years is when the magic really starts to happen, at least when it comes to modifications. Engineers know what the car can withstand, and how far they can go. Like this 650-horsepower, completely transformed Porsche 944.
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Karmann Ghia is packing Porsche power, just not the kind you're expecting. The question is, will you find its price equally surprising?
Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York.
Sometimes you find the perfect vehicle, but the interior leaves a little bit to be desired. Mint interiors where the previous owner smoked like a chimney. Project cars that must've sat in a swamp for the past ten years. You know...the stank. Fortunately, reducing the amount of odor is fairly simple and doesn't have…
In 1986 Porsche had a real barnstormer on their hands in the form of the 944 Turbo. But they also faced intense competition from the Japanese brands who offered very similar performance at a much lower cost.