Quick Tech. Specs.
(Full technical specifications of 968 below.)



968 Turbo S


Front longitudinal inline four cylinder water cooled 16v VarioCam

Front longitudinal inline four cylinder water cooled 8v, KKK Turbo


2990 cc

2990 cc

Max. Power

240 bhp

305 bhp (350 bhp for Turbo RS)


6+R,sync rear drive

6+R,sync rear drive


Independent all round

Independent all round


Hydraulic dual system vented disks all round with ABS

Hydraulic dual system vented disks all round with ABS

Wheel Base

2400 mm

2400 mm


6.1 sec

4.9 sec

Top Speed

156 mph

175 mph

Anti Roll Bars (Standard) Front 26.8mm - Rear 16mm
Cabriolet may be thinner.
Anti Roll Bars (M030) Front 30mm - Rear 19mm TBC
For info on the Club Sport

Full Technical Specifications of Porsche 968 Coupe/Convertible (Non turbo)

Position: Front Longitudinal
Materials: Light alloy
Cylinders: 4 in-line
Bore and stroke: 104x88 mm (4.09x3.46 in)
Piston displacement: 2990 cc (182.5 cu in)
Compression ratio: 11:1
Maximum power: 176 kW (240 HP) at 6200 rpm
Maximum torque: 305Nm (31.5kgm) at 4100 rpm
Timing sytem: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, "Vario Cam" system
Injection and ignition: Bosch LH-Jetronic
Lubrication: Forced-feed
Cooling system: Cooling liquid
Emission control system: 3 way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor

Drive Rear wheel
Clutch Dry single plate, dual mass
Gear-box Manual 6 speed + reverse
Tiptronic Switcheable manual/automatic with 4 speed + reverse.
Gear ratios Manual 1st = 3.1782, 2nd = 2.000, 3rd = 1.435, 4th = 1.111, 5th = 0.912, 6th = 0.778, Rev. = 3.455
Tiptronic 1st = 2.579, 2nd = 1.407, 3rd = 1.000, 4th = 0.742, Rev = 2.882
Final ratio Manual = 3.778, Tiptronic = 3.250
Differential Optional Limted Slip Differential = 40%

Car Body
Type 3 door, 2 + 2 seat, coupe, or 2 door, 2 + 2 seat convertible
Frame Stress bearing structure
Front suspension Independent wheels, transverse arms, anti roll bar
Rear suspension Independent wheels, semi trailing arms, anti roll bar
Steering sustem Rack and pinion, power assisted steering, turning circle = 11.7m (12.8 yds)
Brakes Self ventilated discs, ABS, front and rear dia. = 298/299 mm
Rims Light alloy, Carrera Cup
Tyres Front = 205x55 ZR16, Rear = 225/50 ZR16
Fuel tank 74 litre (16.2 gal)

Dimensions and Weights
Length 4320 mm (170 in)
Width 1735 mm (68.3 in)
Height 1275 mm (50.4 in)
Wheelbase 2400 mm (94.4 in)
Front and rear tracks 1477/1451 mm (58.1/57.1 in)
Kerb weight Coupe 1470 kg (3266 lbs), convertible 1540 kg (3422 lbs)
Luggage capacity 225/510 dm3

Top speed 252 kph (157 mph) 247 kph (154 mph)
0-100kph (62 mph) 6.5 sec 7.9 sec
1 km standing start 26.6 sec 27.7 sec
Speed per 1000 rpm (5th gear) 39.4 kph (24.4 mph) 48 kph (29.8 mph)
Consumption litres/100 km
Specific power 80.2 HP/litre (1.31 HP/cu in)
Weight to power ratio Coupe 6.12 kg/HP (13.6 lbs/HP)
Convertible 6.41 kg/HP (14.2 lbs/HP)

These performance figures appear to be in dispute, I have a figure of 6.1 seconds for 0-60 but 6.5 seconds for 0-62. Clearly it can't take another half a second to go from 60 to 62, so if anybody can shed any light I would be most grateful, I have also seen a figure of 5.9 seconds for the 0-60 time, again if anybody can clarify it would be helpful.

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