Porsche 968 CS

What tortures can you inflict on a sports car in one year? Porsche commissions the motoring journalist Gerhard Plattner to answer this question. Starting in March 1994, the Austrian drives a 968 Clubsport over 150,000 kilometres. Just one layer of clear-coat covers the fully galvanised bodyshell of the sports car. Over thousands of kilometres, the 968 CS endures wet roads covered with salty slush. Plattner drives hour after hour at full throttle, conducts a 24-hour endurance test on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah/USA and spends several weeks in the glacial regions of the Tyrolean Alps, exposing the Porsche to intense UV radiation. The 968 CS withstands all these stresses without a problem. The body shows no sign of corrosion. The three-litre, four-cylinder high-torque engine proves economical, consuming just 12.1 litres over 100 kilometres. All in all: torment endured. Test passed.

Model Year: 1994
Engine: 4-cyl. in-line
Displacement: 1,966 cc
Power Output: 176 kW (250 hp)
Weight: 1,320 kg
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 6.5 s
Top Speed: 252 km/h

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