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Porsche 924 Models

There were four core production Porsche 924 models over the years. Below we take a look at them in detail.

Porsche 924 Specials & Motorsport Models

The 924 Carrera GTP, GTS and GTR make up the core Porsche 924 specials, all three racing variations made in very limited numbers. Only six GTP cars were produced in 1980, three of which were special LeMans race cars. The cars had the 2.0L turbocharged 924 engine and increased boost to increase output to 320 HP and a top speed of 180 mph. Porsche built fifty-nine of the Carrera GTS in 1981, this ultimate street 924 GTS Club Sport included some race parts, but even in street trim had such things as an aluminum roll cage, lightened body, 935 seats, 911 Turbo brakes, and 280 horsepower. The Carrera GTR was the ultimate 924 Street/Race Car in 1981. The GTR had larger flares, larger wheels and tires, improved brakes and a whopping 375 horsepower from the 2.0L turbo dry-sump engine.

Porsche 928 Models

The Porsche 928 had to be more refined, comfortable, and luxurious than any prior Porsche so as to compete with Mercedes and BMW. The clean-sheet design gave us a wonderful car with a V8 up front. Over the years, the Porsche 928 saw several updates and improvements. Below, follow along the journey with our in-depth (ultimate) model guides on every production-model 928.

Porsche 928 Specials & Motorsport Models

Like any Porsche, there were also a number of special Porsche 928 models over the years. These included both factory specials and concepts as well as some tasty third-party 928 creations. Below we take you through the in-depth guides on every one we could find.

Porsche 944 Models

There were six core (mass produced) production Porsche 944 models over the years. Over the years, performance and looks changed as Porsche improved the core 944 platform. Below we take a look at the production 944 models in detail.

Porsche 944 Specials & Motorsport Models

Several limited and special edition Porsche 944s were made over the life of the model. There were a few race cars made, most importantly the Porsche 944 Turbo Cup cars for the series racing created for the 944. There was also the Celebration model in 1988 and the Turbo S model also from 1988. The final special edition 944 was the S2 SE, UK only special edition, of which only 15 were ever made. See below for all the details.

Porsche 968 Models

There were three core Porsche 968 models over its relatively short life. The base Porsche 968 came in both a coupe and cabriolet body and ran from 1992 through till 1995.

Porsche 968 Specials & Motorsport Models

The Turbo RS was a race car that was made for production when it was homologated as the Porsche 968 Turbo S, a very limited edition car for the road. The Porsche 968 CS Coupe and the UK only 968 Sport were lightweight specials that were definitely the cream of the crop. Below we take a look at the 968 models in detail.

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