Porsche 924 Carrera GTS


We’ve heard a lot about how the relatively humble 924/944 series were the cars that in the late seventies/early eighties saved Porsche from financial wrack and ruin.

But for some reason we’ve never really understood their appeal.

Until, that is, we recently stumbled upon an interesting thread on the GT/GTS version of the cars.

We’re suckers for race bred road going cars.

Call us shallow but include an intercooler, flared arches, scoops, intakes, bumps, bulges etc onto a standard sports car we go all weak at the knees.

So when in 1981 Porsche produced the 924 Carrera GT and the GTS in order to comply with homologation regulations – what was conceived as an evolutionary stepping stone between the bog standard 924 everyman-mobile and and the 911 supercar benchmark became a car worthy of true desire.

Happy weekend!



One Response to “Porsche 924 Carrera GTS”

  1. vipertruck99

    always been a problem for porsche,keeping the lower rungs of the model ladder inferior to the base model 911.cayman and boxster come close today,and the 944 turbo was a stormer.even a well driven cayenne turbo can worry a plane jane carrera.shame that the lesser cars dont get free reign.would welcome a cayman gt3 or a  caged and hardtopped boxster gt2.but then while we are dreaming where is the 911 gt4 (in my imagination the 911 gt4 would be a stripped 911 turbo, all carbon fibre outer panels,4wd hence the “4” in gt4.serious power thinking 800+,ruf and gemballa can manage it)that would be a worthy stepson to the 959 and the equal of any hyperexotic…
    it would disgust porsche purists but the time is now for a small 2 dr hatch/coupe.could compete with audi a3 top models and bmw 135 etc.we all know it would be better