The Porsche 924, introduced in 1976 and produced until 1988, began an experimentation by Porsche in four-cylinder, front-engine cars. The final evolution was the Porsche 968, produced between 1992 to 1995. The 968 took over as the company's entry-level model from the 944, with which it shared about 20-percent of its parts.
Powering the 968 was a three-liter version of the 944 engine further refined through the use of VarioCam variable valve timing, a dual-mass flywheel and upgraded engine management. The styling received updating but maintained a strong resemblance with the Porsche line. The pop-up headlamps of the preceding models were changed to the ovid form seen on the 911. Bodystyles included both a coupe and a cabriolet. High-performance variants soon followed including the Clubsport, Turbo S, Turbo RS and Turbo RS LeMans.
This Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone began life as a standard 968 coupe. It was later modified in the style of the Turbo S, a limited-production model, which was never officially imported to the United States. Based on the lightweight 968 CS, the Turbo S had a 305 horsepower turbocharged engine, stiffer suspension, upgraded clutch, cup wheels and four-piston disc brakes sourced from the 911 Turbo S.
In total, there were just 16 Turbo S 968s produced of which two examples were retained by the Porsche for factory use.
This 968 is finished in its original white paint and has been prepared using factory-correct parts. The work was carried out by Rennsport Porsche in Louisiana. Currently, the car shows just 11,313 miles.
The 2990cc single overhead cam four-cylinder engine has a single KKK turbocharger and a six-speed Getrag gearbox. There are four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS.
In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by Gooding & Company. It was estimated to sell for $45,000 - $55,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $72,600 inclusive of buyer's premium.