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Porsche 968 : Limited Edition Extra - R. M. Clarke

Porsche 968

Limited Edition Extra

By: R. M. Clarke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2002
ISBN: 9781855205901
Number Of Pages: 136

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The 968 was introduced to replace the 944. It came with only one engine option, two body styles (coup\142 and cabriolet), and manual or triptronic transmission. Coming in as the cheapest Porsche to rival the Renault Alpine and Audi S2, it still had a superbly balanced chassis. The Club Sport was introduced to bring Porsche ownership to a wider market. Several items were deleted, notably the rear seats, and decals on teh side distinguish it from its more expensive brother. It was also lighter, which banished the excess body roll and the oversteer was controllable. With falling sales in 1993, a short-run Turbo S was produced with a rear wing, bonnet scoops and front spoiler. 0-60 was under 5 secs, the 3-litre engine produced 305bhp and had a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 968 Sporot slotted between the CS and standard 968, a little less basic than the CS. These cars helped pull Porsche from the doldrums.This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, driver's reports, buying used and history. Models covered include Sport, Club Sport, Tiptronic, Turbo S. Coup\142, Turbo S. Cabrio.

ISBN: 9781855205901
ISBN-10: 1855205904
Series: Limited Edition Extra
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Brooklands Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 20.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: Special edition

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