Porsche 924 Carrera GTR (1981): one of Porsche’s most elusive and unknown can be yours

was running out on the decade of the 70’s, and Porsche was in full development of a the successor to their successful 924. Although the Porsche 944 even he would have presented, in 1979, the Zuffenhausen launched a balloon probe in the form of a prototype, presented at the iaa in Frankfurt. A look more masculine and more aggressive, which would end up being the second sport transaxle Porsche. As the end of the party, decided to apply some of these aesthetic developments to a elusive and unknown Porsche racing

This issue in particular only has 109 miles on the odometer, and was only used once in all his life.

Was called Porsche 924 Carrera GTR, and only 17 units were made available to the public in 1981. It really was an evolution of the Porsche 924 Carrera GTS, for its time, the heirs of a GT version that was born in the 1980s with the goal of raze in his category of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Group 4. Although it continued to be a Porsche 924 at the chassis level, Porsche applied in their development throughout their experience in the competition, and all your know-how that led them to the top of endurance racing in the previous decade.

porsche-924-carrera-gtr-1His body was much more dramatic. Their optics were not escamotables, but had a plexiglass cover to protect their lenses fixed. On the hood were installed air inlets larger and the wheel arches have been widened, before some preparers the put of fashion. Nothing is simply aesthetic in the Porsche 924 Carrera GTR, the function follows the form. The front needed air intakes to feed its huge intercooler, and of the Porsche 935 “Moby Dick” inherited both wheels as its huge braking equipment.

Porsche sold every one of the 17 units produced at a prohibitive (for the time) price of $ 75,000.

brake Discs 310 mm in diameter in both axes, a remarkable evolution in aerodynamics, a suspension fully adjustable and a roll cage complete. The interior was devoid of all equipment is strictly necessary, with the goal of keeping the weight off. The result was a weight of only 930 kg, which would be moved by a propellant 2.0 turbo really powerful. The same four-cylinder from the rest of the range the Porsche 924, “massaged” until the 375 BHP of power.

porsche-924-carrera-gtr-8the engine was an evolution of the turbo, 210 HP of the 924 Carrera GT, but between other modifications has a turbo of higher dimensions, as well as a system of dry sump lubrication. It accelerated to 96 km/h in just 4.7 seconds, and with the aerodynamics correctly adjusted, it was able to reach a dizzying 290 km/h. This issue in particular was built in 1981, and was only used for 109 km. It was imported to Japan in 1981 for “Garage Italya”, and it was not sold to a business man until the year 1983.

It is one of Porsche’s most unknown and scarce ever made.

Was enjoyed on the paths of Suzuka and Fuji, but for a distance almost negligible – all its miles were fully documented. After his brief period of freedom, locked him in a garage air-conditioned in your attic of Tokyo. The car was rigorously maintained by specialists in japanese Porsche and its engine was ripped out each time, with the objective being to remain in optimum condition. This Porsche 924 Carrera GTR deserves a new life outside of garages, heated workshops and neat.

porsche-924-carrera-gtr-11A life of races and events of classic, out of your prison. It is expected to reach at auction a sale price of up to 750,000 euros. Almost nothing.