This 924 Carrera GTS Is A £200k+ Four-Cylinder Porsche

As the new 718 GTS 4.0 siblings prompt a debate about cylinder counts, another four-cylinder Porsche's auction date looms...
This 924 Carrera GTS Is A £200k+ Four-Cylinder Porsche

Nearly four years on from launching the controversially flat-cylinder 718 Boxster and Cayman, Porsche has seemingly caved. The GTS versions of each - available up until recently with 2.5-litre flat-fours - have been replaced with a couple of refreshed cars fitted with 4.0-litre flat-sixes.

Is this an admission that the four-pot 718s were something of a misjudgement? Perhaps, but today, we don’t want to debate that. Instead, we want to talk about a different four-cylinder Porsche which wore the GTS badge.

This 924 Carrera GTS Is A £200k+ Four-Cylinder Porsche

It’s the 924 Carrera GTS, a super-exclusive example of an already rare car. Based on the Carrera GT, of which 406 were built to homologate a car in the Le Mans GTP class for 1980, only 59 examples of the GTS were built.

It’s still instantly recognisable as a 924, but it’s wearing a much meaner suit. A new spoiler, front splitter and massive box arches were made, all made from lightweight polyurethane.

This 924 Carrera GTS Is A £200k+ Four-Cylinder Porsche

Under that bonnet with its fantastic scoop is a 2.0-litre inline-four sourced from the 924 Turbo, but with a new intercooler and a higher compression ratio increasing the power to 243bhp. Curiously, the GTS you see here is listed as having the same 281bhp output as the GTS Clubsport according to its Fahzeugbrief (registration document). A healthy amount of power for something weighing a little over 1100kg - 59kg less than a regular 924 Carrera GT.

The 1982 GTS was initially held back from sale by Porsche, during which time it covered around 8300 kilometres. Its second owner took the keys in 1983, and since then, it has seen a decent amount of use, now showing 24,148 on the clock.

This 924 Carrera GTS Is A £200k+ Four-Cylinder Porsche

It’s an undoubtedly special car, but it comes with a price tag to suit - when it goes under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Paris sale next month, it’s estimated to fetch anywhere from €220,000 - €280,000. So, over £200k for a Porsche with four cylinders.

If you had the means, would you?



Defo would… Its a fine example
of an evolutionary tangent showing how Porsche could of developed if they hadn’t stuck with rear engines.

01/21/2020 - 16:54 |
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I love 924‘s! It has such a great 80ies vibe. Still not sure tho if I prefer the 924 over the 944…

01/21/2020 - 18:03 |
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944 all the way for me!

01/26/2020 - 10:21 |
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If I had the Means I would by an…
Toyota AE86
Gr Yaris
Evo 9
Toyota Starlet
s14 Silvia
Acura Integra Type R
All great 4 cylinder cars and I would still have over 100k to pay for gas, insurance, and mods/restoration.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the means :(

01/21/2020 - 21:44 |
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01/22/2020 - 00:44 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

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The GR Yaris is a 3 cylinder though

01/22/2020 - 06:36 |
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Mandalore the Ultimate

Look good, but problem is, where to buy?

01/22/2020 - 02:47 |
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„Normal“ 924‘s are pretty common and cheap in Europe. Great deal In my opinion

01/22/2020 - 08:05 |
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Matt, its Fahrzeugbrief. Otherwise great article!

01/22/2020 - 09:47 |
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BoostAddict 1

It’s cool and all, but I’d rather have a base model 944 with a widebody, a 1.8T swap, and a cage. I mean if I had infinite money I’d buy a CGT, but I’ll probably never have one.

01/23/2020 - 15:32 |
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What about a boosted vr6 or audi inline 5 in a 944?

01/23/2020 - 19:34 |
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