the early 1980's, Porsche introduced an improved model of
the Porsche 924.
The Porsche 944 was then quickly recognized as a sports car
true to the Porsche spirit,
even though some of the air-cooled "purists" turned their
nose up at it.
in the corners, great at the track, and beautiful on the
just a damn lot of fun to drive.
still that way.
at RennList. All about the great
water-cooled, front-engine 944
history, maintenance tips, restoration and
simple performance modifications. Links from here will
reveal to you more links to Porsche
and other automotive sites; buying tips, and a (now almost
famous, or is that infamous?)
story about the 944 which I drove over a cliff...yeah,
well...seatbelts are a good thing.
Introduction -- Porsche
944 World started out in the earlier, quieter days of
the WWW to be a place for me to share some pictures, driver
info, experience, and buying tips. And, as many have come to
know (or marvel at my good luck that fateful night) a
dedication to the very stout black 944 which I took over the
edge, and into a California redwood canyon, never to be
driven again. The last two seconds of that car's life are
two of the most vivid seconds in my life.
I've been adding to Porsche 944 World for over three
years. In the last two years, I have mostly added info and
items that have come in from your email questions. So, this
is your site, too -- it belongs to Porsche 944 lovers
break of dawn on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico
Key, Florida; March, 1986
after a night of viewing Halley's Comet.
Unfortunately, this car is now a memory.
I did the deer swerve/tree impact, then I launched
to the tune of 100 feet or so. In what is a miricle
combination of good engineering and plain luck, I
was pretty much uninjured that night in September,
home in 1999. This car is the twisted daily road
times it functions as a time machine: this car
can greatly reduce the normal time spent to get
around physical space.
you to Porsche Engineers
12 / December / 99
Main Porsche 944 World Site
was profiled a year ago in the
San Francisco Chronicle's Oct. 15, 1998
feature, in the business section.
Check out PorscheZone.com,
another WWW Porsche portal.
Visit, and join, the Porsche
944 World Community at Excite.
Join RennList -- THE Porsche
Online Forum Community.
And, it turns out I once worked with the webmaster,
John, many years ago back in NH. Small
Porsche 944 World is brought to you by,
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Underwood. ALL RIGHTS
Not affiliated with Porsche
Cars North America or the guys in
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Your mileage WILL vary. Don't lift in the corners.
Always wear your seatbelt and keep those hands on the
wheel at proper 10 and 2 o' clock positions. That's what
saved me once!
Keep the power on when driving through mudslides (treat it
like wet heavy snow!) Avoid too many fats and don't drink
If you smoke, quit. Leave all Volvos and BMWs behind. If you
pass a Sheriff and he's waving his radar gun at you wildly
seems too excited to turn the lights on, put the hammer down
and get lost. Don't look back, and don't slow down...
And trust me about the seatbelts.