924/944/968 Articles In Excellence – Reviews Of The 968


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This page lists articles about the factory versions of the 968:

Title:

Super Porsches for 20 Grand

Issue:

#153, February 2007, page 84

Author:

Pete Stout

Length:

11-pages (6-pages of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

Excellence compared used Porsches in the $15K-$25K range. For the article, they obtained John Baldwin's 1989 3.2-liter Carrera, Jarrod Bradley's 1993 3.0-liter 968 and Pete Stout's 2.5-liter Boxster. Both the Carrera and Boxster had suspension upgrades, while the 968 was essentially stock. The test was not intended to find out which was the best overall car, but the one that was “the best drive, hoping to found out how each of these all-Porsche platforms shine on the best back roads we know.” The Carrera won, followed by the Boxster and the 968 came in last. Their reasons for selecting the Carrera was that despite its drawbacks (heavy steering, poor cockpit ventilation, silly ergonomics), it made sounds and created sensations few cars of any kind can match when you're driving hard. The 968 was very quick and effective, and certainly is the better car to live with day-to-day. But for a Sunday afternoon blast, the Carrera was their choice. Some online comments on the article:
- 968Forums
- Rennlist
- Pelican Parts


Title:

Best and Last

Issue:

#119, May 2003, page 110

Author:

Gerry Burger

Length:

6½-pages (2½-pages of text, 4-pages of photos)

Synopsis:

Burger gives an overview of the Porsche 968 and then goes to visit Rich Tillotson, who happens to own two interesting examples. The first is a Riviera Blue Club Sport and the second is a Summer Yellow 968 coupe – which was the last coupe sold in the US.


Title:

1994 Porsche 968 – The Predictable Porsche

Issue:

#45, May 1994, page 58

Author:

David Colman

Length:

5-pages (1¾-pages of text, the rest are photos)

Synopsis:

Colman reviews the 968 Coupe in Northern California. He considered it a fast and highly refined car – noting that it is quicker than his own 944 Turbo in real world conditions.


Title:

Can You Believe An Inside Tip? – Porsche 968 Tiptronic

Issue:

#40, August 1993, page 90

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

4-pages (only 1-page of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

Jerry Sloniger drives a 968 Tiptronic in Germany, and provides his thoughts.


Title:

Porsche 968 Turbo S

Issue:

#39, June 1993, page 93

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

4-pages (50:50 mix of text and photos)

Synopsis:

Jerry Sloniger review the car in Germany. He provides some technical detail and driving impressions.


Title:

Robocab – A Second Look At the 968

Issue:

#36, December 1992, page 53

Author:

David Colman

Length:

6-pages (Just over 2-pages of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

David Colman has a another look at the 968. This time he focuses on the cabriolet version.


Title:

Update: Driving The Porsche 968

Issue:

#31, February 1992, page 70

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

2-pages (¾-page of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

A short update to the 968 article in #29 (below) providing driving impressions.


Title:

Porsche 968: The Revolutionary Evolution

Issue:

#29, October 1991, page 84

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

3-pages (1½-pages of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

Sloniger provides an overview of the new 968. He provides a good description of the car's new features, but it appears that he didn't drive it at the time of writing. See #31 (above) for an update.