"A new Porsche is the result of a unique evolutionary process
whereby what was considered to be the very best is at last
clearly and significantly improved."
The 968 is the lowest-priced model in the 1995 model year lineup from
Porsche. This car served as the replacement for the 944 model, and
will itself be replaced by the new Boxster in 1997 (the 968 model line will
not continue for the 1996 model year for increased 911 production).
- Engine: Liquid cooled, lightweight aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder,
4 valves per cylinder, dual balance shafts, external oil cooler, dual
resonant induction, front-mounted
- Displacement: 3.0 litres
- Horsepower: 236 @ 6200 rpm
- Torque: 225 ft-lb @ 4100 rpm
- Compression ratio: 11.0:1
- Fuel/ignition system: Electronic fuel injection, DME
controlled with twin-plug ignition, dual knock sensors
- Transmission: 6-speed manual or optional 4-speed Tiptronic
- Suspension, front: Independent MacPherson struts, aluminum-
alloy lower control arms, stabilizer bar
- Suspension, rear: Independent aluminum-alloy semi-trailing
arms with one torsion bar per wheel, stabilizer bar
- Brake system: Power-assisted, 4-piston aluminum-alloy fixed
calipers, internally vented discs, ABS
- Steering: Rack and pinion, force-sensitive hydraulically assisted
- Wheels and tires: Cast alloy wheels: 7jx16 front, 8Jx16 rear
Tires: 205/55ZR 16 front, 225/50ZR 16 rear
- Acceleration (0-60 mph): 6.3 seconds (Tiptronic 7.7 seconds)
- Top track speed: 156 mph (Tiptronic 153 mph)
- Wheelbase: 94.5 in.
- Overall length: 170.9 in.
- Width: 68.3 in.
- Height: 50.2 in.
- Track, front/rear: 58.2/57.1 in.
- Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
- Curb weight: 3086 lbs.
- Fuel consumption: 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
Last updated September 3, 1995