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1976 - 1988 Porsche 924

1976 - 1988 Porsche 924
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Porsche 924
  • Porsche 924
  • Year:
    1976- 1988
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    110@5750
  • Torque @ RPM:
    3500
  • Displacement:
    1985 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    142 mph
  • body style:

The 924 originated as a contract design by Porsche for Volkswagen, based mainly on readily available parts from the VW parts bin. The car was to be the VW Type 477, also known by the code name EA435. However, VW chose to cancel plans late in the project for financial reasons. Porsche then bought the rights to the design for $60 million ($10 million less than the cost of development) and produced the car, having VW assemble the cars at its Audi plant in Neckarsulm.

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1981 Porsche 924 GTR

1981 Porsche 924 GTR

The ultimate 924, up for sale

Back in the Porsche 924mid-’70s, Volkswagen contracted Porsche to develop a car based on parts already available from Volkswagen. As the project came closer to completion, Volkswagen canceled it, blaming certain financial setbacks as the reason. Ultimately, Porsche bought the rights to the design and produced the car now known as the 924. Over the years, the 924 spawned a number of different variants, such as the 924 Carrera GT and the 924 GTS, but neither were as potent (or as rare) as the 924 GTR. Only 17 examples of the GTR were built, with more than half of them racing or qualifying at Le Mans. Other models were raced in Europe, the U.S., and Japan, but there was one example of the GTR that was practically unaccounted for on the race track, and that’s the example you see in the pictures here.

The 924 GTR was derived from Porsche’s factory development strategies and featured a number of enhancements over other 924 models. One of the first things Porsche did was enlarge the intercooler and move it to the front of the vehicle – leading to the need for a much taller front fascia with a huge air dam. Furthermore, there was a special suspension system, performance brake system, some serious engine modifications, and a roll cage to help keep the driver safe should it go belly up during an unfortunate incident on the track. We’ll talk more about that a little later, so keep reading to learn more.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1981 Porsche 924 GTR.

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Porsche Great Britain Renovating 942 GTP Race Car: Video

Porsche Great Britain Renovating 942 GTP Race Car: Video

Race car competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Racing back in 1980

Porsche has been around since 1931 and in the past 85 years, it has developed a handful of legendary race cars. Some of these models have earned a place in the annals of history whereas others have been largely marginalized and under-appreciated. For a lot of people who know their Porsche history, the 1980 Porsche 924 GTP qualifies in the latter category. The 924’s legacy is unquestioned even though it has taken a backseat to other more high-profile Porsche racers in history.

Still, there’s a special place for the 924 in the hearts of a lot of people. That’s precisely why Porsche Great Britain is taking up the task of restoring one of the 924 GTP racers back to its glorious best. The project is part of the model’s 40th anniversary, which saw it first introduced in 1976. It wasn’t until 1980 that it made its name in endurance racing and while it failed to capture the Le Mans title that year, it was by no means a slouch on the track. For one, it came with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that pumped out 315 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque. It also weighed incredibly light at just 2,050 pounds, a task Porsche undertook to ensure its competitiveness in any racing series it entered.

As I mentioned, one of the three models that competed at the 1980 Le Mans racing is now the subject of a comprehensive restoration. There’s still no timetable on when the project is expected to finish, but whatever the case, it’s high time that the 924 GTP is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

Check out the video to watch the first part of the build process and pay close attention to the peripheral things that you might notice of Porsche’s archive. It’s fascinating to see what kind of secrets you can dig up in a place that has over five million photos and close to 209 days worth of film and audio recordings.

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Video: Porsche Museum Secrets Part Two

Video: Porsche Museum Secrets Part Two

We pretty much just finished the Museum Secrets Part One video and Porsche has already graced us with part two of this awesome series. The Museum Secrets series is outlining the new storage facility for the Porsche Museum and also showing us a glimpse of some of the most awesome cars that pass through the museum.

Part One focused mainly on the storage facility and Porsche’s overall history, then showed us just one car, which was the first ever 911 Turbo. Part two, thankfully, focuses a lot more on the storage facilities contents – a ton of rare Porsches. The guys at Porsche outlined seven cars for us, some of which we never knew even existed.

The video’s pretty sweet and the cars are absolutely awesome, so check out the video. If you would like a quick peak at what’s in the video, click past the jump and you’ll see our quick summary on each car shown.

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Porsche 924 CC Couch-Coupe

Porsche 924 CC Couch-Coupe

How about a Porsche-Sofa? No, not a sofa looking like a Porsche, but a Porsche transformed in a sofa. Well sounds idiot i know, but someone really did that!
So if you want to see a movie in the cold nights, this Porsche is perfect, it has no engine updates, just pimped up in style of a sofa. If you are interested to buy it, you can go here and take a look.

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1976 - 1988 Porsche 924

1976 - 1988 Porsche 924

The 924 originated as a contract design by Porsche for Volkswagen, based mainly on readily available parts from the VW parts bin. The car was to be the VW Type 477, also known by the code name EA435. However, VW chose to cancel plans late in the project for financial reasons. Porsche then bought the rights to the design for $60 million ($10 million less than the cost of development) and produced the car, having VW assemble the cars at its Audi plant in Neckarsulm.

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