Porsche 944 Weight Reduction – Individual Part Weights

Porsche 944 Weight Reduction

If you’re building a track car or are just looking to shed some weight on your Porsche 944 to improve your power to weight ratio here is a list that should help you decide where to focus most of your energy.

This is a list of individual Porsche 944 part weights. Most parts, whether from an NA or turbo have pretty much the same weight with a couple of exceptions, so I have not tried to track down the NA specific numbers. Most of these figures come from ’86 to ’89 Porsche 944 turbos, otherwise known as the 951. I’ll try to make the list as accurate as possible with information that is available and from my own experience.

All weights are listed in pounds. If you see any discrepancies or have anything to add please leave a comment below. If possible please provide proof as I’d like to ensure the list is as accurate as possible.

Porsche 944 running gear
Extreme Weight Reduction – Not recommended to go this far
Totals

*All weights listed in pounds

ModelFactory Weight (lbs)Total SavingsWorking Weight
1986 944 Turbo2895797.52097.5
BODY   
WeightReplace with*Weight Savings
Hood421626
Fender with undercoating15.569.5
Fender without undercoating11.765.7
Rear Quarter Panel *225817
Nose Panel4.43.50.9
Headlight Motor & Mechanism8.808.8
Front Bumper421527
Rear Bumper421527
Doors501634
Sunroof Panel15411
Windshield23.5158.5
Door Glass *216.5511.5
Side Window Glass *21037
Hatch Glass591742
Undercoating – adjust for fender replacements120 0120
Spare Tire Compartment18216
Body Subtotals503.4131.5371.9
.
INTERIOR
WeightReplace with*Weight Savings
Carpet padding10010
Carpet30030
Rear Carpet20020
Center console w/cassette box505
Air Conditioning35035
Heater10010
Stock seats *2 either this or the next one8438 
Sport Seats *21103872
Rear Seat back20020
Rear Seat bottom10010
Door Panels404
Door hardware15114
Speakers *42.202.2
Sunroof15411
Sunroof interior panel5
05
Dash Components – Strip to bone15015
Luggage Cover202
Spare Tire28028
Jack and Tools6.606.6
Hatch Release Motor1.501.5
Interior Subtotals428.381301.3
.
ENGINE
WeightReplace with*Weight Savings
Flywheel1587
Battery303.726.3
Exhaust Cat Forward351025
Exhaust Cat Back351520
Charcoal Canister101
Windshield Washer tank – full15015
Cruise Control505
Engine Subtotals13636.799.3
.
MISC
WeightReplace with*Weight Savings
Wiring Harness (un-needed for a track)25025

*The replace with field is a populated with a lightweight version of the same part made out of fiberglass or other lightweight material from various vendors found online such as gt-racing.com and americaninternationalracing.com

If you need to replace some parts on your 944 consider checking out Porsche 944 Parts Without The Premium Pricetag and How to Build and Install Fuel Lines on a Porsche 944 Turbo

Below are a couple of track purpose 944s built by Mantis Autosport for Ultraray Motorsports. When they’re not dealing with the occasional mishap, they’re typically capturing podium finishes. They feature numerous fiberglass parts, plexiglass rear hatches, gutted interiors, lightweight parts such as the mirrors and seats and full roll cages with side impact protection.

Ultraray Motorsports-Mantis Autosport Porsche 944 track cars
Ultraray Motorsport Track Cars Built by Mantis Autosport

Credit to a few individuals from Rennlist and 944racing.de for providing some of the data points, not sure of the names of the parties involved in the original list but if anyone knows let me know and I can credit them here.

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