Porsche 924 Turbo ~ 1979-1982
The engine was modified and fitted with a KKK K26 turbocharger and an external oil cooler. This gave a respectable output of 170bhp, which went through a racing-style dogleg gearbox.
Brakes were uprated, too, with larger discs at the front, and rear discs in place of the standard car’s drums.
Externally, the Turbo was treated to air vents in the nose, a NACA bonnet duct, a polyurethane rear spoiler, while two-tone paint was a popular option. Wheels were new five-stud, multispoke items.
Note that, although the 924 Turbo went off sale in 1982, it continued to be sold in Italy until 1984, where it offered a tax advantage over the larger-engined 944.