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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

Posted by WindingRoad about 1 month, 1 week ago

This 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup is one of approximately 38 cars built by Porsche’s Weissach racing department for the Rothmans Turbo Cup series in Canada, and was previously campaigned from 1988 through 1990 by Normand Boyer before spending time with three other owners in Canada. The car is finished in red with Rothmans livery, and power is from a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four paired with a rear-mounted five-speed manual transaxle featuring a limited-slip differential. A larger KKK K26-8 turbocharger, a revised ECU tune, Bilstein suspension components, and larger brakes were fitted when new along with a magnesium intake manifold, oil pan, and wheels. This 944 Turbo Cup was imported to the US and acquired by the seller in 2018, and is now offered with CASC and PCA logbooks as well as a clean Georgia title in the seller’s name.

The car is finished in red and wears Rothmans Porsche livery that has been reproduced by the seller using historical photos. Evidence of paintwork is noted on multiple panels, and the left rear fender was refinished to repair a dent under current ownership. The window and door trim is also said to have been replaced. The Turbo Cup specification did not include a sunroof, headlight washers, or a rear wiper, and a variety of other changes were made to achieve a weight reduction of approximately 600 pounds.

Magnesium 16″ phone dial wheels were refinished in white and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires under current ownership. Turbo Cup cars were equipped with adjustable Bilstein suspension along with larger sway bars. Braking is handled by 928 S4 calipers with cross-drilled rotors and an anti-lock system. A list said to represent factory modifications can be viewed in the photo gallery below.

The cockpit features a Recaro racing seat and a stock passenger seat, both fitted with Sabelt harnesses that are said to be FIA-approved through 2023. The factory rear seat has also been retained. The bolt-in roll cage was removed and refurbished by the seller with new black paint, reproduction Matter stickers, replacement hardware, and high-density foam padding.

A factory steering wheel frames a 300-km/h speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, boost, oil pressure, and voltage. Aftermarket boost and air/fuel ratio gauges are fitted in the center stack. The six-digit odometer is inoperable, and total mileage is unknown.

The turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four was assembled at Porsche’s Weissach facility with a KKK K26-8 turbocharger and a revised ECU tune as well as a magnesium intake manifold and oil pan. A cold-start video has been provided by the seller:

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transaxle with a close-ratio fifth gear and a limited-slip differential. Additional photos of the underside are available in the gallery below.

CASC and PCA logbooks are included in the sale, with the former bearing the signature of Normand Boyer.

The car won the Pirelli award at the 2019 Werks Reunion in Amelia Island, Florida. A driving video can be viewed below. Driving and fly-by videos can be viewed below.

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