1978 Porsche 924

The Porsche 924 is a coupé with 3 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 123 bhp (125 PS/92 kW) at 5800 rpm and 164 Nm (121 lbft/16.7 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1111 kg. It is said to be able to attain a top speed of 203 km/h (126 mph).

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1978 Porsche 924 information summary

What body style?
3 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4171 mm
How heavy?
1111 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1984 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
125 PS / 123 bhp / 92 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
164 Nm / 121 ft.lb / 16.7 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.5 s
How fast?
203 km/h, 126 mph

Porsche 924 models

3 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1984 cm3 114 PS 112 bhp 84 kW 1170 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1984 cm3 270 PS 266 bhp 198 kW 1060 kg
Porsche 924 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1984 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1080 kg
Porsche 924 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 1984 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1080 kg

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1978 Porsche 924 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1418 mm 55.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4171 mm 164.2 inches
Width 1656 mm 65.2 inches
Height 1260 mm 49.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1111 kg 2449 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.33
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1984 cc
(121.071 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86.5 × 84.4 mm
3.41 × 3.32 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.02
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
125 PS (123 bhp) (92 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
164 Nm (121 ft·lb) (16.7 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.66 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1038.8 kPa (150.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.2 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 203 km/h (126 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 112.25 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
82.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
110.71 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.11 kg/kW
20.23 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.TB.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.86
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID36652
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 18.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Porsche 924 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.