With 220 hp and a drag coefficient of 0.33, the driving performance of the Porsche 944 Turbo – presented in January – ranks at the top of its class. It is generally acknowledged as the first car in the world which performs identically both with and without a catalytic converter.

Porsche 1985

The Porsche 962 brings home the International Championship for Makes to Zuffenhausen for the fourth time in a row. During his first season for Porsche, Hans-Joachim Stuck also wins the World Long Drive Championship together with Derek Bell. In 1985, private Porsche teams rack up huge wins at events including Monza and Le Mans, the American IMSA series and the German Sports Car Championship. In Formula 1, Alain Prost wins the World Championship in a McLaren with a TAG turbo engine.

Porsche 1985

Porsche's most powerful series model so far, the 959 featuring electronically controlled four-wheel drive and register turbocharger technology, enters the market.

Porsche 1985
Porsche 959 (MY 1986)

Porsche introduces catalyst technology also in Germany