The Porsche 924 is a luxury sports car which was produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1976 to 1988. A two-door, 2+2 coupé, the 924 replaced the 914 as the company’s entry-level model, and was the model that finally retired the 912. In production terms, the 924 was the first Porsche model powered by a water-cooled, front-mounted engine although the similarly configured 928 was designed first. The front-engine, rear wheel drive arrangement was normal for most other manufacturers, but it was unusual for Porsche having previously only used mid- or rear-mounted engines of a boxer configuration, all of which had been air-cooled. It was the first Porsche to be offered with a fully automatic transmission.
After the experience with the 911 Turbo, Porsche launches the 924 turbocharged version of the 1978 turbocharged version, often identified by its internal design code 931. The engine is powered by a KKK (no intercooler) turbine, its head is modified and many other details of the engine to ensure power and reliability (eg the different shape of the sky of the pistons brings the compression ratio to 7.5: 1). The result is a power of 170 hp (DIN) and a 25 kgm drive torque, which assure race performance (225 km / h, 0-100 km / h in just over 7 seconds).
The use of the mechanics is such that these motors are hand-assembled directly in Stuttgart, with very low tolerances. To adjust the chassis to these new performance, the braking system (self-ventilating discs on all four wheels) and partly the trim (shock absorbers and anti-roll bar) were completely revised. A hydraulic clutch was also introduced. The only gear available for the 924 turbo was, for the whole production, the 5-speed ZF “dogleg” type 016 / Z. To increase the deportance at high speeds, the Turbo fitted as standard a small rubber spoiler at the rear of the rear window.
As a rule, the 924 Turbo comes out on the European market with tires 185/70 R15 mounted on 6Jx15 light alloy wheels. The hub attachment differs from the aspirate (4×108) and is 5-holes, optionally it is possible have 16 “alloy wheels with larger tires.
Externally, the Turbo model immediately stands out for the stain lids and the NACA socket on the front bonnet. With the launch of this model, Porsche gave the possibility to have painted bodywork in two different colors
In 1981, the 924 Turbo was revised in mechanics: in particular, the KKK turbine is replaced with a larger one, able to better withstand the stresses and generally need less maintenance. The spark ignition is eliminated in favor of an electronic ignition system, which together with an increase in the compression ratio of 7.5: 1 to 8.5: 1 brings the power to 177 hp (DIN) and the torque to 25.5 kgm. In this configuration, the car is able to exceed 230 km / h.
This fantastic 924 Turbo that we have in sale is in general good conditions. Finished in grey, it comes to the sale with its Italian registration papers.