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Porsche 924 Turbo


Porsche 924 Turbo

While the 924 had been the first Porsche to run with a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, purists didn't like it because of the involvement with VW/Audi. The car used a 122ci (2-liter) Audi 100 engine, itself was derived from a VW LT van, and didn't look like a Porsche, nor did it go like one. Porsche addressed the car's shortcomings and made it a driver's machine. They fitted a KKK 26 turbocharger and though, like many other turbo cars of the era it suffered from turbo lag, when the boost came in the acceleration was good. Better still was the handling and braking, the former helped by perfect 50:50 weight distribution with the gearbox in the rear transaxle, while the latter was incredible, thanks to massive 11-inch (279mm) discs all around. The body changes were subtle with a NACA-style duct in the hood for the turbo, grilles in the front spoiler and a discreet rear spoiler.

Porsche 924 Turbo Specifications

Top speed:134 mph (214 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):8.9 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:121 ci (1,985 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:143 bhp (107 k/W) @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque:147 lb ft (199 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Weight:2,719 lb (1,236 kg)
Economy:19.5 mpg (6.9 km/I)
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