History | Porsche 968 | Daddys-Carparts
Porsche's 944 model was updated as "944S" in 1987 and as "944S2" in 1989. Shortly after the start of production of the "944S2" Porsche engineers began working on another set of significant upgrades for the model, as executives were planning a final "S3" variant of the 944. During the development phase, 80% of the 944's mechanical components were either significantly modified or completely replaced by the engineers, leaving so little of the outgoing S2 behind that Porsche management chose to introduce the variant as a new model, calling it the 968.
In addition to the numerous mechanical upgrades, the new model also received significantly evolved styling both inside and out, with a more modern, streamlined look and more standard luxury than on the 944. The 968 was produced in Zuffenhausen.
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