The 924 Porsche Carrera was the development project between Volkswagen and Porsche to market a sports car.
It was produced between 1976 and 1988 as a two-door 2+2 coupe. The intentions behind this vehicle were to replace the 914 Porsche as the company’s entry-level model.
However, as the life of the 914 Porsche came to retirement, it was instead resurrected as the 912 Porsche.
In November 1975, the 924 Porsche made its first public debut. The car found much needed success for the company after Porsche hit trouble following the 1970s oil crisis.
After successful runs of the 924 Porsche naturally aspired and turbo models in 1980, Porsche released the 924 Porsche Carrera GT unexpectedly.
By adding a few changes to the 924, Porsche was able to convert the turbo car into the racecar they had dreamed of, which is how the 924 Porsche Carrera GT was born.
Porsche developed 406 924 Carrera GTs in 1981, including six prototypes.
The 924 makes 210bhp from a developed 924 Turbo engine, weighs 1,180 kg, has 49/51 weight distribution, handles well, reliable, racing pedigree, and was one of the cheapest Porsches to maintain.