The exterior of the 924 Carrera GT, with wide GRP fenders in the front section, anticipated the design of the 944, which was only introduced two years later, in the 1981 model year. The rear of the GT was also widened by attached GRP fenders to give the 8J wide 15 '' Fuchs forged rims the necessary space. Also noticeable in the area of the exterior is the large air scoop on the bonnet through which the 210 HP 2 liter four-cylinder turbo engine breathes fresh air.
Driving experience: If, after a short period of familiarization, you step on the accelerator pedal a little further, you experience turbo technology from the first few hours in its purest form. The thrust released by the turbo is briefly announced with a loud hissing sound, then it kicks in. Beyond the 4,000 tours, in full boost pressure, the throttle response is sharp and extremely direct. Even when changing gears, the GT shows itself to be uninterruptedly powerful, without any trace of turbo lag. The 210PS have easy play with the only 1,180kg of the 924 Carrera GT, which is why the car looks significantly more agile than most other transaxle Porsches, such as an early 944. The Carrera GT accelerates to country road speed in under 7 seconds, only at 240km / h is over. This means that the GT is almost three seconds faster than a series 924 in acceleration and a full 36 km / h in top speed.
The zeitgeist of the 80s is omnipresent in the interior. The massive sports seats, covered in black velvet with red pinstripes, provide lateral support just by looking at them. The familiar Porsche three-spoke steering wheel can be found in an equally familiar cockpit, which was taken over from the 924 series. Only the characteristic inclined tachometer reveals that this is actually a street legal racing car.
The 2 liter four-cylinder engine, charged with the help of a turbo, has 210 hp.
The Porsche Carrera 924 GT is a special model limited to 401 pieces, which in 1981 was only available in three colors: red, silver and black. Around 200 of these were delivered to so-called special customers in Germany. This is number 132 and one of the few black copies. In addition, it is probably the only vehicle that has been in first hand for so long - until 2018. Its first owner accompanied this vehicle on business trips abroad until he had to give up the car for health reasons. The vehicle was purchased by a renowned collector in 2018. The second available 924 Carrera GT in silver also comes from this collection. On this perfectly preserved basis, he had the vision of restoring the first 924 Carrera GT largely to a new condition, in some cases even better than new, in order to experience the pure and original driving feeling of the factory condition. In a workshop in southern Germany that specializes in Porsche transaxle models, a masterpiece of craftsmanship was meticulously developed: the vehicle was built from scratch with original parts, some of which were refurbished to new condition, with the aim of restoring it to the delivery condition down to the last detail. Over 500 working hours and almost € 50,000 were spent on this. A newly developed exhaust system that withstands the thermal pressure compared to the original was specially designed for this model. In particular, the complete axles, the suspension, the chassis, the brakes and the rims should shine in new condition. For this purpose, the engine, the gearbox and the clutch were overhauled and adjusted if necessary.
The result is a sensation: the vehicle drives like it did on the first day and makes the real leap in time and lets you forget that this is a model from the 80s.
In addition, a complete documentation of this vehicle was created over the course of time, which is handed over to the new owner along with the on-board folder and the complete set of keys.
Conclusion: This Porsche 924 GT is a moving piece of automotive history and a special opportunity to acquire the 924 in this condition. In the classic and most sought-after color combination ebony black, with only one previous owner, traceable history and documented restoration, as well as matching numbers, this vehicle is equally suitable for a collector and driver. Anyone looking for a 924 Carrera GT without compromise, with many parts new or even better than the original, has made the right choice here to be able to relax and enjoy the car for the next 40 years without any problems.
The rear view of one of the most sought-after vehicles of the transaxle era.