1992 Porsche 968 Tiptronic Coupe - SOLD
HISTORY OF THE MODEL
Porsche's 944 model debuted for the 1982 model year as an evolution of the 924. It was updated in 1987 as the "944S" and "944S2" in 1989. Porsche was in significant financial crisis at the time with less interest in its sports cars from customers, especially in the US. The virtually unchanged design of the 944, which was derived from the 924, was showing its age and sales of the model declined.
Porsche hence found the need to develop a new entry level model. Shortly after the start of production of the S2 variant, Porsche engineers began working on another set of significant upgrades for the model, as executives were planning a final "S3" variant of the 944 with a design language in line with the models in its lineup to save development costs. During the development phase, 80% of the 944's mechanical components were either significantly modified or completely replaced by the engineers, leaving so little of the outgoing S2 model that Porsche management chose to introduce the variant as a new model, calling it the 968. In addition to the numerous mechanical upgrades, the new model also received significantly evolved styling both inside and out, with a more modern, streamlined look and more standard luxury amenities than on the 944. To save production costs, production was moved from the Audi plant in Neckarsulm (where the 924 and 944 had been manufactured under contract to Porsche), to Porsche's own factory in Zuffenhausen.
The 968 can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 6.5 seconds and achieve a maximum top speed of 157 mph (252 km/h). It has a curb weight of 3020 lbs (1370 kgs) and delivers a fuel consumption of 10.3 litres/100km - 27 mpg UK - 23 mpg US (Average).
This VarioCam variable valve timing four-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 240 PS (237 bhp - 177 kW) at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 305 Nm (224 lb.ft) at 4100 rpm. Power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a five-speed manual or 4-speed Tiptronic gearbox.
The 968 has a McPherson coil spring anti-roll bar front suspension, and Independent semi trailing arm anti-roll bar rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 205/55 on 16-inch rims at the front, and 225/50 on 16-inch rims at the rear. Brakes are vented discs at the front and rear.
Our 1992 Porsche 968 was acquired by the present owner in 1993 and meticulously maintained by Gtek, a regarded Porsche service center. The vehicle is finished in Guards Red over black leather and features a four-speed Tiptronic transaxle, pop-up headlights, rear spoiler, rear wiper, cruise control, sunroof, A/C, Clarion CD player and 16-in. wheels with excellent Pirelli P7000 tires.
A $5,000 service performed in February 2021 consisted of replacing the transmission, front control arm and front sway bar bushings, brake fluid change, checking timing belt, accessory belts, and brake lines. Included is the original tool kit, tire inflation kit, owner's manual, and clean Ontario Title in the seller's name. Only 12,776 968s were produced in this model year.
Few vehicles combine the brilliance of Porsche engineering at such an affordable price. This lovely 968 is available for immediate inspection and many more years of grand touring!
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