Porsche 924 Carrera GT

The race department conceives the 924 Carrera GT as a homologation special for motorsport. Thanks to an intercooler, a larger turbocharger, and increased compression, its four-cylinder turbo develops 40 hp more than the engine of the 924 Turbo and, with a specific output of 106 hp per litre, holds the record for road-legal cars of its time. The engine hood with a scoop for the intercooler air intake and the doors are made of aluminium; new are the light and malleable polyurethane fender flares. A sports suspension with a wide track and large, inner-vented disc brakes round off the sporting package. The sporting regulations allow Porsche two years to build 400 units for motorsport homologation. At the start of production on August 1, 1980, 250 Carrera GT have already been sold. And in February 1981, Porsche announces the sale of the 406th 924 Carrera GT.

Model Year: 1980
Engine: 4-cyl. in-line, turbo
Displacement: 1,984 cc
Power Output: 154 kW (210 hp)
Weight: 1,180 kg
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 6.9 s
Top Speed: 240 km/h

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