Devon’s Blistering Blue ’88 Porsche 944 Turbo: Your Ride
Everybody travels a different path into the world of car customization. Some folks start tinkering in their teenage years. For others, it’s a late-in-life obsession. But for BoldRide reader Devon B., he was born into it. Devon’s family has run a New York car audio shop for the past two and a half decades, and part of growing up under that roof meant getting up and under the hood of cars…namely his dad’s 1983 Porsche 930, and now this – Devon’s tuned Porsche 951 (944 Turbo). He’s the first to call it a work in progress, but read on to learn more about this unique 944. RELATED: Check out more photos of the iconic Porsche 944 Turbo
Where did you find your ride?
The car has been in my family for a long time. When I was a little kid, my dad told me that one day this car would be mine. I dreamt and talked about it for years, and then when I turned 18, it finally happened.
What makes this car so special to you?
This 951 used to be my dad’s daily driver. He’s been my mentor, always helping me with upgrades, and so to just go on a cruise through the mountain roads in both cars with him is a great bonding experience.
Does it have a name?
Not yet, still working on that.
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What do you feel like when you drive it?
It’s amazing. I feel like I’m in my own little world, I’m relaxed and nothing can bother me. It just doesn’t get much better than rolling the windows down and cruising through the hills. It’s one of the best feelings in the world – a natural high.
Anything you would change about your car?
She’s still a work in progress, but she looks very good! I need to finish my subwoofer enclosure and add a few minor trim pieces, but that’s only stuff that I notice. The rear quarter panels need to get painted though.
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What have you done to make it a bolder ride?
Lets see…the block has a 968 knife-drilled crank, oil pan baffle, Pauter rods, and Wossner oversized pistons. I sent the motor to get stroked out from 2.5 to 2.8-liters. Head work followed, as did a Web camshaft, ported manifold, injectors, custom fuel rail, 044 fuel pump, 38mm waste gate, GT35 turbocharger, bigger intercooler, fuel lines, and a ton of other stuff.
Regarding suspension, I added KONI Yellow shocks, 968 front and rear sway bars, as well as upgraded rotors and pads. My old setup made 346hp at 18psi before the motor build. This new setup with 93-octane and methanol injection ought to be right around 500hp at 23psi, and in the low 400hp range at 17psi.
Dream accessory for it and why?
As of yet, there’s no dream accessory. But give it time and that might change!
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