By   December 10, 2018

Porsche 968 Turbo

Porsche 968

The Porsche 968 was a stop gap vehicle. At first Porsche had intended it to be the next evolution of the 944 as an S3. When it was decided that the German performance car maker would produce the mid-engined Boxster, the 968 took the place as the entry level vehicle for a short time until the roadster would be ready.

The 968 may have been a vehicle that was planned for a short production run, but it was the pinnacle of Porsche’s front-engined inline four-cylinder sports cars. With a 3.0-liter four cylinder in front the stock vehicle offered 236 horsepower and could launch from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds.

With the engine in front and the transaxle out back, the 968 offered nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution. For a car of its era it was quite the package, but some thought this was just a good start.

This video shows a highly modified turbocharged Porsche 968. The car isn’t just a build where a turbo was slapped on an engine, but the internals of the 3.0-liter power plant were strengthened to handle the forced injection. The results is a very fast sports car and the modifications didn’t stop at the engine. Suspension upgrades and interior changes make it ready for the track.

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