Even among the crowded world of German sports car manufacturers, Porsche is legend.
Any Car Can Get You Around Town. Only A Sports Car Takes You There.
The Porsche 944 is everything that the Porsche 924 wasn’t, and it has finally given legitimacy to Porsche’s efforts to become a power in the world of front-engine, rear-drive cars. One of our favorite engines, ever since 1977, has been the Porsche 928’s overhead-cam V-8. It turns out that slicing a Porsche V-8 down the middle results in a line four that is very nearly as lovable as the V-8 from which it sprang. Porsche had to add Mitsubishi’s Silent Shafts to damp out the four-cylinder vibrations, but what they came up with was a great engine, and what that engine powers is a great sports car in the great Porsche tradition. If we all owned 944s, we’d never be able to hold our jobs. The temptation to veer off toward the mountains every day on our respective ways to work would overpower us sooner or later, and mountain roads would replace career paths as the most important things in our lives. At a price of around $21,000, it is a bargain. The 944 defines the term “driver’s car.” What it does is what car enthusiasm is all about. Drive it with Patrick Bedard’s studied, surgical precision, or Don Sherman’s hang- it-out-there-and-see-what-happens abandon, and either way you’ll always love it.
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