Porsche Press kit 1986 - landing page
PORSCHE PRESS KIT 1987 LANDING PAGE
In spring 1987, the 911 model line is expanded yet further to include the Porsche 911 Turbo Targa and 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The Porsche 911 Carrera Clubsport – whose weight is reduced by around 100 kilograms compared to the series-production 911 Carrera – is also introduced. Worth mentioning also the new 944 S and 928 S with four-valve technology, ABS for the 944 series, new five-speed gearbox for the Carrera (the G50 replacing the ageing 915) and numerous improvements in detail
Following the success in motorsport, the Porsche 959, a kind of “super-911" with avantgarde technology, enters the market as an ultra-high-performance sports car for the road. Selling at a price of DM 420,000.–, the 959 sees a production run of 292 units, with 8 more assembled after the closure of the production line, bringing the total to 300.
The Porsche 911 Speedster is presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, 2,100 units being built in a special series
The announcement that Porsche will be withdrawing from long-distance championships signals a radical change in the company's involvement in motor sports. 1988 sees a decision by the company to compete in the US CART series, and to start development of an open wheel racing car. The 962 C driven by a works team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans achieves particular success by setting a new record with the twelfth overall victory for Porsche.
- 1987 Press release: RoW market
- 1987 Press release: USA market
- Porsche 944 S: inception brochure
- Press release 06/87 - 01.05.87 - Porsche UK : Porsche unveils modular experimental prototype car
- Press release Sept. 1987: Porsche Indy Project
- Press release Sept. 1987: Update on Porsche Indy Project