Porsche 968 Turbo S

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SPECIFICATION

  • 13,307 Mileage:
  • 160+ Top Speed:
  • 1994 Year:
  • 3.6 0 - 60:
  • 305 BHP:
  • 6 Speed Manual Transmission:
  • White Exterior Colour:
  • 2990 Engine Capacity:
  • Black Interior Colour:
  • Inline 4 Engine Configuration:

MODEL HISTORY

A note from Dennis Boda

RennSport Porsche

Our experience and success with the 968 brought us to Weissach for the night of Champions banquet where we were given a behind the scenes tour of the race works department and learned of the 968 Turbo RS. In 1997 we purchased the prototype RS in Germany and brought it to the US to race in IMSA GT, two years of IMSA racing and development to 968 RS brought us to the white clone you also purchased. In Europe you could purchase a 968 Turbo S but not in the US. So I built my own using a RS 3.0 Factory race engine as the base to start from we converted a 1994 US spec chassis in what you have now. Using as many factory parts as we could most of the rarer 968 RS parts came from the prototype chassis we developed. So as we improved on factory parts we saved the original parts for conversion. In its original specification it had a larger K-27 turbocharger and a Bishoff Racing exhaust system but was not best for street use, it also used a Tech-Art-Roll-bar and lightweight “speedster” bucket seats and rear seat delete option. Tech-Art developed most of the aero parts used on the RS model such as the front bumper with larger air intake for inter-cooler, front splitter, inter-cooler air exit in hood, naca duct intakes in hood, and hood spoiler at the rear of the hood and adjustable rear wing, the only thing we didn’t copy from the RS was the Hydro-Boost brake system which was similar to the Turbo 3.6, for the clone we used standard vacuum boosted master cylinder, calipers were turbo 3.6/965 units. The DME and KLR units are 968 RS specific units from the prototype chassis but allowed for manual boost control (located in the right side of the glove box). This may be the only 968 Turbo clone built using as many factory racing parts and correct 3.0 8v Motorsport engine. Most conversions were done on the 3.0 16v US spec engines using aftermarket EFI systems.

 

Equipment

AC, Radio cassette player, electrically adjustable leather seats, electric windows, electric mirrors, electric trunk release button, central locking, Speedline alloy wheels, carbon fiber hood.

EXTERIOR

The exterior is painted in beautiful White.  The exterior paint is in great condition.

INTERIOR

As well as the Exterior, the interior of this fast 968 Turbo S is in great condition with black leather all around.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

Turbo S featured a 305 Horsepower turbocharged engine, stiffer suspension, upgraded clutch, cup wheels and four piston disc brakes sourced from the 911 Turbo S. In all, just 16 Turbo S 968s were built of which two examples were retained by Porsche for factory use. Strikingly finished in its original white paint, this 968 has the very businesslike appearance intended of a Turbo S, and this car has been meticulously prepared as a Turbo S clone utilizing factory-correct parts. This Porsche Turbo S clone was inspired by the 968 Turbo RS. In Europe you could purchase a Porsche 968 Turbo S but not in America. Using a numbered blueprinted RS 8 Valve 3.0 factory race engine as the base to start building. For the Turbo S we converted a 1994 US spec chassis in what is in the vehicle now. Using as many of the factory parts as we could most of the rare 968RS parts came from the prototype chassis we developed from Porsche. So as we improved on factory parts we saved the original parts for conversion. In its original specification it has a larger K-27 turbocharger and Bishoff Racing exhaust system but was not the best for street use. It also used a Tech-Art roll bar and lightweight “speedster” bucket seats and rear seat delete option. Tech-Art developed most of the Aero parts used on the RS model such as the front bumper with larger air-intake for inter-cooler, front splitter, inter-cooler air exit in hood, naca duct intakes in hood, and a hood spoiler at rear of hood and adjustable rear wing

This may be the only 968 Turbo clone built using as many factory racing parts and correct 3.0L 8 valve motorsport engine. Most conversions were done on 3.0L 16 vallve US spec engines using aftermarket EFI systems. Lloyd Hawkins, a well-known driver and Porsche enthusiast, was responsible for the build that was executed by Rennsport Porsche in Louisiana. At present, the car displays 12,878 miles, a figure that is believed to be original.

 

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES

Sport suspension, 18” Speedline wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport front tires: 235/40 ZR 18 on 8J x 18”, Rear tires: 266/35 ZR 18 on 10J x 18”.

The only thing that we didn’t copy from the RS was the Hydro-Boost brake system which was similar to the turbo 3.6. For the clone we used standard vaccum boosted master cylinder, calipers were Turbo 3.6/ 965 units. The DME and KLR units are 968RS specific units from the prototype chassis but allowed for manual boost control (located in right side of glove box).

HISTORY FILE

There is a history record available for viewing for this car.

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