1988 Porsche Rothmans 944 Turbo Cup Race Car
The 924 was originally designed by Porsche as a sports car for fellow German maker Volkswagen, and when the deal fell through, Porsche introduced it as its entry-level car. The 944 debuted in 1983 and the 924/944 line became a major profit source for the company — and possibly saved the 911. With its balanced chassis thanks to the combination of front engine and transaxle, the 944 has seen its reputation rebound in recent years thanks to cheap prices and Porsche nameplate. Every Porsche is expected to perform on the track and this 1988 944 Turbo Cup race car is no exception. Starting with a raw sunroof-delete coupe, Porsche strengthened the chassis and removing all unnecessary parts, removing over 400 pounds. A larger turbocharger and stronger transmission made the car capable of 0-60 in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 170 MPH. This Rothmans 944 Cup wasn't registered until 1990, never raced, and shows only 14,000 km on the odometer. Rare and in mint condition with its famous sponsor, this is a great piece of Porsche racing history.