Glad to hear you are happy with the cars. I put a lot of work into those projects and was also happy with the result. The 1986 CS Turbo was owned by Mr Hawkins since about 1988. We raced in SCCA, SSGT, SCCA Pro Playboy/World Challenge, IMSA Firestone Firehawk Challenge, and won the 12 hour season finale two years in a row 1992-1993. About 1995 it was restored back to 1986 CS Turbo specifications. You wont find much information on these 86 spec cars as they were built specifically to compete with the Corvette in World Challenge. Most of the parts for these cars were limited production and evolved into production parts for the “Turbo Cup”. I’m pretty sure AL Holbert imported this car and the sold it to a top SCCA racer. When we converted it to a Firehawk car it was powered by a 3.0L 16 valve engine, ABS breaking system, and the 1990 TURBO CUP suspension and breaks. Our own version of the “Super Seven” 944 S2 Porsche has specially built to combat GM and the Pontiac teams. It had an extremely successful racing history as a Firehawk car. A list of drivers who drove this car was: Hawkins, David Murry, Boris Said, John O’steen, Terry Earwood, Nick Ham, Shawn Hendricks and Manuel Reuiter. 1994 was its last season of Firehawk as a backup car to lead the car which was now a 968. The 944, still finishing in the top five of most races.
In 1994 we won the manufactures championship for Porsche with the 968 and drivers title for David Murry beating out GM factory supported Pontiac team, also providing Porsche with its 100th victory in Firestone Firehawk in its last race as title sponsors.
Eventually, this Turbo Club Sport was sold to renowned Porsche enthusiast Lloyd Hawkins and completely restored, with the intention of returning the car to its original factory delivered specifications. This 944 Turbo Club Sport was acquired by Matthew Drendel in 2008 as an integral part of the four cylinder turbocharged Porsche progression. The 944 presents beautifully and, following preparation, would be an ideal candidate for spirited track use.
Words from Dennis Boada
See Model History above for complete details on this Turbo Cup.
Recaro racing seats and a roll cage.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This car is nothing short of extraordinary having a turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine,
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Futch 5 spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 225/50 ZR 16 at the front and 245/45 ZR 16 at the rear,4 wheel ventilated disc brakes. recaro racing seats and a roll cage.
This car comes with a complete history and a Certificate of Authenticity.
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