Sunday, December 17, 2017

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GT

The Porsche 924 was a success and brought in much needed cash after the company hit trouble following the 1970s oil crisis. About 125,000 924s and 14,000 924 Turbos (officially designated Porsche 931) were sold between 1976 and 1985.

With the arrival of the turbo under the hood of the 924 in 1978, Porsche envisioned a commitment to competition, especially in Group 4 to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The regulations required the production of at least 400 certified copies. The first prototype was unveiled in 1979 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and 400 road cars were produced the following year, under the name 924 Carrera GT. A total of 406 copies came out of the factory, including six prototypes. LHD cars are designated type 937, RHD are 938 (75 made).

Its design is virilized by a body kit with wider wings, with polyurethane extensions to accommodate wider tracks. A prominent air intake is centered on the hood to feed the air exchanger. The 4 cylinders 2L taken from the 924 Turbo now develops 210 hp. Remarkably balanced, the 924 Carrera GT benefits from a Transaxle structure that manages to perfectly distribute the masses.

A step up from the GT is the GTS, of which 59 were made in the Stuttgart factory. These are more powerful than the 924 Carrera GT thanks largely to running increased boost. ( & 924gt)

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