3. Porsche 944 Turbo
In 1983 Porsche presented the 944, which proved to be an important model for the brand. One of the main features of the new car was a 2.5-liter four-cylinder motor which produced 170 HP at first. That may not be an impressive number today, but it was potent by mid-80’s standards. Further evolution of that model included enlarging the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to three liters, which delivered 211 HP in the 944 S2 form. But the most interesting version was the 944 Turbo S.
It had a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that put out 250 HP. Due to its lightweight, updated transmission and aerodynamics, the 944 Turbo S was a fast car. The 0 to 60 mph took only 5.5 seconds and this car could top 162 mph. Even today, this little Porsche can outrun some modern sports cars.
The Porsche 944 Turbo was a forgotten gem among the classic sports cars, but in recent times, the interest in the car community has picked up. Current prices are over $10,000 for the best ones, so act fast if you want this cool little coupe.