Some wiggle in the rear but only when pushing the limits of the car’s adhesion. It was underneath that the men in white coats from Porsche's Weissach nerve centre had worked their magic. Porsche's 968 is the least quick of the cars yet the most pricey. Giant tires and good power also account for the superior performance. on Thu Oct 20 2011. (Estimated prices, based on a 1994 968 Sport) You wouldn't expect the spares to be cheap, so it won't come as any disappointment to know that they're not. Did you? All the cars had fully independent suspensions and vented four-wheel disc brakes with ABS. It finishes the 0-to-60 runoff in 5.6 seconds, suddenly four-tenths of a second too slow to equal the fastest of all. On twisty back roads, I'm constantly aware of the mass whose direction must be changed.". But on bigger bumps the suspension isn't all that stiff, and the 968 goes down the road rather well. There seems to be no compliance, so you feel every grain in the road. Imprudent pressure from your right foot in a hard corner will kick the tail out in a hurry. The regular Supra 's base engine is shared with the Lexus SC300 and GS300, producing 220 hp for each. We wish they could flatten truck ruts in pavement, which send the Vette wobbling. Subscribe to evo magazine Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. Two years ago the hurly-burly 968 showed up.
", "I went lickety-split into a sweeping bend only to find it wet. Just try finding a publication which fails to mark this car with the full five stars.
We went way beyond the middle distance on this one. Curb weights covered a 1020-pound spread, from the Mazda's feathery 2840 pounds to the Mitsubishi's hefty 3860. Porsche 968 (1992 - 1995) review by ANDY ENRIGHT. Voted by Performance Car magazine the best handling car 1993, the 968 had a lot going for it. Braking from 70 mph in 160 feet. Whereas most cars that fulfil this sort of remit are, frankly embarrassingly out of date or tarted up rehashes of an old favourite, the 968 surprised all that drove it. Few people know what the car is, and I’ve had people ask if it’s a "new car.". Michelin XGT-Z tires, 245/45ZR-17s all around, deliver 0.93-g grip on the skidpad and 161-foot stops from 70 mph, stunningly good from a machine of such heft. "Stepping into the Nissan out of the Mitsu, I feel as if I just swapped a hiking boot for a running shoe; the 320-pound difference is quite pronounced. THE VERDICT: Runner-up but still a winner. C/D TEST RESULTS1993 Porsche 968• 236-hp inline-4, 6-sp manual, 3180 lb, base/as-tested price: $41,743/$47,443, 60 mph: 5.9 sec1/4 mile: 14.6 sec @ 96 mphTop speed (drag limited): 153 mphBraking, 70–0 mph: 167 ftRoadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.91 gC/D observed fuel economy: 14 mpg. And the 300ZX till cuts a fine, fast swath. The 968 model has always been in short supply and it has proven to be a very capable performer against cars considerably newer and costing a while lot more. Power top motor requires the key "on" but the engine not running. All six engines make knockout power for their sizes and types. It was powered by the 944 S2’s 3.0-litre engine, but with variable valve timing to improve power, torque, fuel economy - and most importantly, drivability. from Ohio Going fast is a snap. The essence of solid character forever percolates under the taut, curved skin of Nissan's twin-turbo. Maybe it's the commotion incurred by putting the Goodyear Eagle GS-C tires to work. Still has that broad engine overflowing the power bay, too, with power to spare, 300 horsepressure of it at 6400 rpm. The $38,806 Nissan was the only car in the test to arrive without extras, so well-equipped in standard form that it didn't want for anything. It feels better coordinated than I remember. Or think you can. 11,600. were produced. But this thing is set up nicely for the driver with great pedal placement. I owned a red cab myself and drove daily for 7 years, sold to my best friend and she has driven it for the past 7 years. Its proportions still look good enough to work like caffeine for the eyes. The 968 replaced the Porsche 944. You can hammer from 0 to 130 mph in 26.3 seconds and from 0 to 60 in only 5.4 seconds, second and third quickest. Only the spongy brake pedal bothers me. The AC compressor needed replacement and now works great. It feels like it wants you to get stuck in and discover its ultimate balance.’, Porsche 968 Club Sport, ‘Icons’ (evo 253, November 2018). The Mitsubishi, whose all-wheel-drive system plunks extra weight on the front wheels, rolls across the scales with 57.5 percent of its mass on the front tires. The engines' official outputs varied from the Porsche's 236 hp to the Toyota's 320; torque ranged from the Mazda's 217 lb-ft to the Chevy's 340. The Club Sport was a cut-price, stripped-out lightweight two-seat version of the 968 coupe which won just about every dynamic handling award there was to win. The Porsche, due primarily to it lack of horsepressure, wound up slowest on the racecourse, more than four seconds a lap down on the fastest. "I derive no pleasure from this gigantic four-banger. In fact, it was ahead of it's time with VarioCam aka VVTS which is now a common technology. Still driving with no intention of ever stopping. In recognition of this fact, Porsche launched the 968 Sport in January 1994, a 2+2 model with much of the cosmetic appeal of the Club Sport and with a more stiffly sprung suspension than the base model. Check for the signs of hard use such as a sizzled clutch or suspension that's baggier than a clown's trousers. "Bulky old thing," says another editor. Then there's that 158-mph highest top speed. New cars ; Used cars ; No new car reviews found. HIGHS: A real rocket, but a real car, too—how’d they do that? Several times the 300ZX Turbo has turned the key to C/D's heart and claimed-make that, stormed-a top spot in a comparison test. THE VERDICT: Perhaps a bad sample, but getting old anyway. C/D TEST RESULTS1993 Mazda RX-7• 255-hp sequential-turbo 2-rotor Wankel, 5-sp manual, 2840 lb, base/as-tested price: $33,603/$35,252, 60 mph: 5.3 sec1/4 mile: 14.0 sec @ 100 mphTop speed (drag limited): 157 mphBraking, 70–0 mph: 156 ft.