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Porsche 924

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The Porsche 924 was designed in the early 1970's by Porsche, with the original idea of marketing it under the Audi name, with VW manufacturing it. The fuel crisis of the 70's hit, just before the 924 was to go into production and as a result, Porsche took over the rights to the car, while VW still manufactured it for them. The car ended up being put together with a mix of VW-Audi and Porsche parts, especially the suspension parts, most of which it shared with the VW 1302 / 1303.

Porsche 924

The car itself offered impressive handling, with it's engine in the front and transaxle in the rear, it had near perfect 48 / 52% weight distribution. The engine let it down however, as it was only a slightly modified, average Audi 4 cylinder unit, as found in the Audi 80. The development of the 924 progressed, Porsche modified the engine and suspension, improving the performance and handling. The model was revamped with the 944 in the 80's when it recieved an all new Porsche 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine.
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