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.

In this classic episode of Motorweek, the 944 does battle with the types of inexpensive, rear-wheel-drive, turbocharged Japanese sports coupes we all long for today. The Porsche is up against the Nissan 300ZX Turbo, the Mazda RX-7 Turbo, and the Mitsubishi Starion. Who comes out on top?

I know the answer: we all do because we get to watch this kickass comparison test. Which one would you pick?

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