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1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS

After the end of production of the 400 Porsche 924 Carrera GT road sports cars at the beginning of December 1980, a small evolution series of pure competitive cars was launched: the Porsche 924 Carrera GTS.

The two-liter engine of the Porsche 924 Carrera GTS turbo-charged with a maximum of 1.0 bar and classified in Group 4 according to the FIA Regulations developed 245 hp (180 kW) at a speed of 6,250 revs./min. and accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

The sport chassis was fitted with triangular control arms and McPherson telescopic spring struts at the front, cast aluminum diagonal control arms with coil springs at the rear, stabilizers and Bilstein gas-filled shock absorbers. The internally ventilated, perforated dual circuit disc brakes also derived from the Porsche 911 Turbo, as did the wheel hubs.

The pure sporty nature of the vehicle which was already seen in these performances also extended to its comfort: for there was none, apart from the fact that sports drivers might consider the racing seats deriving from the Porsche 935 to be comfortable. The interior was covered and designed merely with black needle felt. For weight reasons Porsche has even dispensed with the damping material used on the Porsche 924 Carrera GT. The Porsche 924 Carrera GTS weighs 1,121 kg. –Porsche

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
body stylist Harm Lagaay, Norbert Singer
production 59
engine Inline-4
aspiration KKK Turbocharger
block material Cast Iron Block w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Kugelfischer Fuel Injection
displacement 1984 cc / 121.1 in³
bore 84.4 mm / 3.32 in
stroke 86.5 mm / 3.41 in
compression 8.0:1
power 182.7 kw / 245.0 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 123.49 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 207.63 bhp per tonne
torque 335 nm / 247.1 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension McPherson Struts w/Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Trailing Arms w/Torsion Bars, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1180 kg / 2601 lbs
length 4240 mm / 166.9 in
transmission Getrag G31/03 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~250 kph / 155.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~16.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.0 seconds