Porsche is a German automobile manufacturing company that was formed in the 1930ís. Porsche makes sports cars, SUVs and sedans that are sold worldwide. Porsche introduced the 968 as an evolutionary replacement of the 944 in 1992. the Porsche 968 became the last front engine, rear drive water-cooled sports car produced by Porsche until the introduction of the Cayenne in the early 2000s. A Porsche 968 workshop manual provides the diagrams and specifications needed by home mechanics to restore and maintain a Porsche 968 sports car.
The Porsche 968 was the final model of a line of cars that had initially been intended as a successor to the iconic 911. Porsche discovered that the popular front engine, rear drive platform attracted different buyers than the air-cooled, rear engine 911, and sold both cars side-by-side over many variations from the late 1970ís to the mid 1990ís. The 968 was sold as both a coupe and convertible, and had options for both automatic and manual transmissions.
The Porsche 968 was powered by a variant of the inline four-cylinder engine used in the 924, featuring more than 230 horsepower in factory trim. Porsche introduced itís version of variable valve timing on the Porsche 968.
The Porsche 968 shared many components with earlier models, including braking components, steering and suspension and even some sheet metal areas. The 968 is popular with collectors and with weekend warriors interested in a car that can churn out eye-popping lap times on weekends and still be ready for the workday commute. The Porsche 964 featured Brembo brakes, aluminum suspension components, and a variety of other now common-place components that were unique and high-end in their day.
The short-lived Porsche 968 was discontinued in 1995, after producing only 4,665 cars for the US market. So popular has the Porsche 968 become in the US that many buyers today source Porsche 968 cars from Europe, where production exceeded 8,000 units. The Porsche 968 repair manual shows the home restorer the proper steps to take when disassembling, repairing, inspecting and replacing the various components. Exploded view diagrams and detailed specifications sheets let the do it yourself home mechanic ensure that the correct procedures are taken when working on a Porsche 968.