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Porsche 924 Carrera GT

Porsche 924 Carrera GT

1980-1981

924 Carrera GT

The rare 924 Carrera GT was based on the 924 Turbo and developed as homologation special. Just 406 examples were built, including 75 right-hand-drive examples for the UK market. 200 were sold in Germany.

The 2.0-litre M31/50 engine was a modified version of the 924 Turbo unit, with lighter forged pistons, larger turbocharger and an intercooler atop the engine. The result was a maximum output of 210bhp.

The power was fed through a 911 clutch pressure plate and a Porsche/Getrage G31/03 five-speed gearbox. The suspension was suitably uprated, too.

The most exciting part of the 924 Carrera GT, however, was its appearance. Penned by Porsche’s styling head, Tony Lapine, the car featured distinctive flared wheel arches front and rear. These were made from flexible polyurethane and clearly inspired the lines of the later 944. The Carrera GT also had a massive air intake on the bonnet which fed the intercooler.

The Carrera GT was available in Black, Guards Red or Diamond Silver. A large ‘Carrera’ decal on the right-hand front wing could be deleted by the buyer if not required.

Specification
Engine: Front-mounted, water-cooled straight-four
Capacity: 1984cc
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Maximum power: 210bhp at 5800rpm
Maximum torque: 275Nm at 3500rpm
Brakes: Front: 392mm discs; rear: 290mm discs
Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts with telescopic dampers and coil springs; rear: trailing wishbones with telescopic dampers and transverse torsion bar.
Wheels & tyres: Front: 15x7J with 215/60VR/15 tyres. Rear: 15x8J with 225/50VR/15 tyres
Length: 4213mm
Width 1676mm
Weight: 1180kg
0-62mph: 6.9 sec
Top speed: 150mph

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