48,185 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
2.5L Turbo 4
247 hp @ 6000 RPM*
258 lb/ft torque @ 4000 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 5.5 seconds
Top Speed: 162 mph
*Base Price in 1988: $48,350


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • This is the first and only year of the 944 Turbo “S”. Porsche only planned to build 1,000 “S” variants (painted only in a unique Silver Rose Metallic color), but demand was so high that Porsche decided to produce about 650 more. These additional cars were not limited to the Silver Rose color
  • The “S” model was loosely based on Porsche’s 944 Turbo Cup race car. Each hand assembled engine was bench tested by the factory for 30 min before installation
  • The “S” upgrade boosted horsepower from the standard Turbo model to 247 and torque to 258. The Turbo S now makes only 30hp less than the 911 Turbo, while weighing the exact same (3000 lbs). The power bump was achieved by swapping the turbo housing for a larger KKK K26-8 unit and increasing boost slightly. However, this only tells half the story – an “S” will feel faster than the 30hp bump suggests due to revised engine mapping. Maximum boost of 10.9 psi now lasts until 5,800 RPM (on the standard Turbo, the boost would drop to 7.5 psi by 5800 RPM)
  • “S” models feature the M030 sport suspension package as well as larger brakes from the much heavier, V8 powered 928 S4. The upgraded 40% locking limited slip uses a 3.375:1 axle ratio. The forged aluminum Clubsport wheels are wider in the rear compared to the base Turbo, and all 4 tires are wider
  • To cope with the increased power, the transmissions in “S” models have a hardened 1st and 2nd gear, as well as an added transmission cooler. A special high friction clutch made it easier to handle hard launches and high RPM shifts
  • The 2.5L engine in the 944 features a high bore to stroke ratio of 1.267 (bore 100mm/stroke 78.9mm). For reference, a ratio between 1.2 to 1.3 is race engine territory – production engines rarely ever come close to 1.3. The shorter the stroke, the slower the piston speed – this reduces drag in the engine, making the 944’s M44/52 well suited for high RPM operation
  • This engine also includes forged pistons, a high-temperature rated valvetrain, and ceramic inserts in both the exhaust ports and intake air cooler (same as all 2.5L 944 cars)
  • The aerodynamic floors and splash shields provide a smooth passage of air under the car to the new rear diffuser. Porsche claims this aids in cooling the transmission, exhaust, and fuel tank
Key Model Year Changes:
  • First and only year of the Turbo S
  • The “S” designation is dropped the following year (1989) although all the S modifications are added to the regular Turbo model. The 1989 Turbo is nearly identical to the 1988 Turbo S. ’89 models did not have the “M030” suspension pack or Club Sport wheels as standard, however
  • Porsche stopped selling the 944 (951) in the U.S in 1990
Seller Notes:
  • Alpine White/Burgundy Turbo S
  • Owned since 1998
  • M44/52 engine code
  • M030 Club Sport package
  • Never tracked, raced, or modified
  • Original, non- polished wheels are available. Currently on polished wheels. Original space-saver spare included
  • A/C converted to R134a
  • Original Blaupunkt Reno cassette and Blaupunkt cell phone are included
  • The dash and power seats are original and crack free
  • Right headlight opening has a slight misalignment from a bump in 1996. Paintwork was involved
  • All timing & related belts, seals, rollers, water pump, fuel lines, PS hoses, radiator, battery, filters and fluids, rubber vacuum lines, and more
  • Runs and drives like new
  • Location: Farmington, Missouri – (more photos below)
  • Edit: ad is no longer available (sold)

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