The best-handling imported car is…

Bron: Juli 1984 uitgave van Car and Driver

Audi Quattro vs. Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole, Honda Prelude, Lotus Esprit Turbo, Porsche 911 Carrera, 928S, and 944, Toyota Celica Supra

En niet verrassend is de conclusie aan het einde:
The Porsche 944 is the best-handling imported car. It will easily zig past the near great and easily zag with the truly great in their brightest moments of glory.

Wild-eyed Porschephiles will tell you a win by one of their own was predictable. Haters of the marque will say it’s bogus because C/D inevitably pays homage to all Teutonic machines. But the 944 won overall simply because, in its remarkably complex but also wonderfully integrated way, it has no all-around equal.

The 944 offers drama to go, but the blip of the driver’s pulse rises only from the rush of emotional reassurance that comes with every new discovery of its sporting behavior.

A driver need not be a speed master to drown happily in the liquid responses of this car. This is a Porsche, to be loved for what it is as well as for what it can do. We have no doubts at all that the 944 is the best imported handler to be found in America.

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Porsche vliegt in brand tijdens ritje door Winterswijk

WINTERSWIJK – Op de Vredenseweg in Winterswijk is dinsdagavond even na 21.00 uur een Porsche 944 in brand gevlogen.
De brand brak uit, toen de bestuurder door het dorp aan het rijden was.

Het is onduidelijk hoe de brand kon ontstaan. De automobilist wist zijn wagen langs de kant te zetten en alarmeerde vervolgens de brandweer. Die heeft het vuur geblust. De Porsche wordt afgesleept. De weg was enige tijd afgesloten vanwege bluswerkzaamheden.