3 years after the 924 emerged, Porsche
realized that it just wasn't enough, and everyone was bored with it.
It wasn't fast enough and it wasn't sporty enough. The answer? A
turbocharger, of course.
For the 1980 model year, the 924 appeared
as a turbo and a normally aspirated model. The 924 turbo was a FAST car,
especially when tested against the base model. The new model offered better
brakes, an updated body, the turbo engine, and much more pleasureful driving.
You can easily recognize a turbo 924 by its 4 front vents, as well as the
NACA duct on the hood. It also came with a new wrap around spoiler on the
hatchback. Then, when you drive it, you'll definitely recognize it!!
8 valve SOHC turbocharged in-line 4
Bore and Stroke: 3.41 x 3.32 in (86.5
x 84.4 mm)
Displacement:121 cu.in. or 1984cc
Horsepower: 143@5,500 rpm
Torque: 147@3,000 rpm
Power to weight ratio: 20.8 lbs per
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Fuel system: Bosch K Jetronic
5 speed manual transmission
Front: MacPherson struts with lower
A-arms, coil springs, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Rear: Semi-trailing arms, torsion
bars, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Curb weight: 2,835 lbs
Track front/rear: 55.8"/54.8"
Ground clearance: 5.9"
Brakes and Wheels:
Vacuum assisted, fixed caliper, internally
15x6.0" front, 15x6.0" rear cast alloy
23 mpg (city) 27 mpg (hwy)
0-60mph: 7.5 seconds
0-1/4 mile: 16.0s
Top Speed: 140 mph
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