Mankind has forever wrestled with the dream of a time machine. From HG Wells to Marty McFly, the fantasy of revisiting and reviving the past or stealing a sneak-peek into the future has been prevalent not just in our art and imaginations, but our automotive industry. Nowhere, perhaps, is our obsession with the future more pervasive than in our vehicle design and aspirations. Our automobiles can literally and figuratively take us to the future, but what about the past?
The term “luxury automobile” suggests the next best thing, concept cars, and auto show coming-out parties. But a truly well-built car lasts a lifetime, both in our driveways and collective memories. While Porsche has much to offer in 2021 – the all-electric Taycan, for example – many collectors and connoisseurs are looking to the past to quench their thirst for the future.
Prepare to travel back in time.
No car embodies the spirit of time travel like the Porsche 944. From its inception in 1982 through its final run in 1991, the 944 was everything an aficionado would expect from a luxury automobile. In 1986, the 944 Turbo became the crown jewel of the line and market, with a turbocharged and inter-cooled engine boasting 217 horsepower at 6,000 rpm powering it from 0-100 kilometres an hour in less than 6 seconds. But beyond its power was its sleek design, a windswept arching cabin preceded by an elongated curved body – it truly looked like it was not only from the future, but could get you there as well.
The Porsche 944 Turbo is the ultimate collector’s choice, and when restored and refined to its vintage by experts like those at Porsche Centre Oakville, time travel is no longer a dream—it’s the reality of a truly unique accomplishment in automotive design and history. It will take you to yesterday and tomorrow today.