1986 Porsche 911
This iconic classic Porsche has an air-cooled 3.2-litre horizontally opposed flat 6-cylinder rear mounted engine. At the time Porsche claimed it was 80% new. The new swept volume of 3164 cc was achieved using the 95?mm (3.7?in) bore (from the previous SC model) combined with the 1978 Turbo 3.3 crankshaft's 74.4?mm (2.9?in) stroke. In addition, higher domed pistons increased the compression ratio from 9.8 to 10.3:1 (9.5:1 for the US market). New inlet manifold and exhaust systems were fitted. The 915 transmission was carried over from the SC series for the first three model years.
The 3.2-liter 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera MSRP at $32,000?shared most of its visual cues with its immediate predecessor, but benefitted from added power and performance, as well as other evolutionary updates.
The cars came in coupe, open Cabriolet, and the in-between Targa body styles. The chief upgrade in the Carrera was the larger 3.2-liter flat six engine, which looked much like that of the 3.0 it replaced but was built chiefly of all-new parts. One crucial change was an improved timing chain tensioner, which had been an issue on previous models. Also new was Bosch Motronic fuel injection, which replaced the K-Jetronic system of yore. The engine produced 200 horsepower and came mated to a Getrag five-speed manual transmission. This was enough to propel the Carrera from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.
Standard equipment included leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, and 15-inch alloys, while cruise control, 16-inch wheels, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo were popular options. For those who wanted to appear faster than they actually were, a Turbo Look appearance package was available on coupes, which provided the large whale tail and wider rear wheelwells, but not the actual turbocharger.
In 1986, when Porsche reintroduced the 911 Turbo (or 930, if you like). The Turbo cost $48,000, and it used its 282 hp to hair-raising effect. Minor changes crept into the standard Carrera, including lowered front seats to increase head room. torque was 185 ft-lb. The clutch was mechanical and had a Getrag five-speed
6-cyl. 3165cc/200hp Bosch Motronic FI
Curb Weight: 2606 lbs.
Vehicle Length: 168.9 in.
Wheel Base: 89.4 in.
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