Porsche had been running a race version for several years before the launch of the 1986 944 Turbo. Power was up by 57bhp on the standard car, giving the Turbo comparable performance to it's 911 stable mates of the day. Revised styling included a revised nose, rear tray spoiler and underfloor pan to aid aerodynamic stability with 928 style alloys completing the picture.
The Turbo was the first production car to offer a passenger airbag in 1987, with driver airbag and ABS as standard across the range. 1993 saw the 944 being replaced by the short lived but exciting 968.