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1988 Porsche 951 S ***SOLD***

13. September, 2016

 

This is not your average 4 cylinder Porsche. The 944 Turbo S was a special 1-year only car. Automotive magazines touted it as the fastest 4-cylinder in the world. Back to back track tests against the Porsche 930 showed that the 944 Turbo S was actually faster…and half the price (still nearly $50,000 U.S. new). Porsche rightfully proclaimed: “Not since the 911 Turbo have we transferred a race car so directly into a road car.” These Turbo S cars were a direct descendent of Porsche’s 944 Turbo Cup racing program. They received the coveted M44/52 turbo engine, which produced 247hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque. Furthermore, the cars received the famed Porsche suspension package, internally designated as the M030 option. This package included height adjustable Koni shocks, stiffer torsion bars/torque tube, stiffened sway bars, and lightweight Club Sport forged alloy wheels. Porsche’s 928 S4 4-piston ABS braking system was also included. To handle this power, the Turbo S got a strengthened transmission (1st and 2nd gears were hardened). An external oil cooler was added for longevity and reliability. A new high-friction clutch was installed to allow for quicker launches and more precise shifts. Finally, a limited slip differential (with 40% lockup) was included.

The 2.5 liter power plant, based on the race proven European Turbo Cup engine, was “hand assembled in Zuffenhausen alongside the 911 Series and the 928 S4 engines”. Although the S shared the same displacement as the standard Turbo, it boasted 247 horsepower thanks mainly to its larger KKK K-26 #8 turbocharger. Indeed, Porsche vastly improved the S’s turbocharger technology. Along with the larger turbocharger unit, which subsequently increased boost pressure to 1.82 bar, output increased thanks to a modified DME system, improving air and fuel mixtures, among other things.

This particular 1988 951 Turbo S with a basalt black exterior and a black interior has been with the current owner since 1998 and has extensive service records dating back to that time.  It has been extremely well maintained and cared for and with only 64,355 miles on the odometer it shows.

Total production numbers for the U.S market were 718 and only 62 were painted in black, making this 951 Turbo S very unique and rare.

 

-Pre-purchase inspection report and service records available upon request.

 

-Clean title and Carfax.

 

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