Is The 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport The Ultimate Front-Engined Porsche Driver’s Car?
Photography by Tim Scott
In case you’re wondering, yes, the price of every “awesome” car has gone up, and that includes previously-unloved Porsches like the plebeian 924. Built to a budget and to slide well beneath the 911 in the lineup, the 924 is a pretty ho-hum car—unless it’s one of the few that Porsche decided to turn into a monster.
Photographer Tim Scott recently took a beautiful set of images on this 1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport, a 1-of-15-made car that is draped with more motorsport parts than you can count. Every aspect of the car has been changed, and the—admittedly shortened—list is a long one.
Here’s what makes a 924 Clubsport so desirable: Lightweight body structure with fiberglass body panels and Plexiglass windows, a factory aluminum roll cage, Porsche 935 seats, limited-slip differential, 911 Turbo brakes, 120-litre (31.7 U.S. gallon) fuel tank—and a 280-odd horsepower 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine.
This example had been owned since new by Richard Lloyd, the racing driver, guru, and team manager responsible for so much on-track success. The Clubsport is a fitting car for such a person: the car was now capable of more than 160 mph.
Not bad for a car that originally went on sale with a paltry 95 horsepower and top speed of 120-ish mph. What do you think about the 924 Clubsport?
H/T to Lee Maxted