geoff IvesThe myth that says that the 924 engine is the same as the VW LT van is just that.The 924 was a design concept for a new VW sports car that was cancelled and bought back by Porsche. The original design was for a front wheel drive car and that idea was scrapped.As for the engine. Porsche designed a new cylinder head.... Sump... Crank, pistons and rods. The only thing left was the cylinder block, and correct me if I am wrong, the bore of that was altered. Yes the 924 engine is the same as the LT van, just as the Lotus Twin Cam is the same as a Ford Cortina.
I can't imagine that the original designers would have ever imagined their 60 hp engine would one day be the basis for a 6th placed Le Mans racer with 375 hp., or more than 6 times the power output. I thought the Mercedes connection might be handy as a counter to those who rubbish the 924 as being powered by a van engine.
vitesseWas always interesting watching the mechanics at Lodge Sports "tuning " both their own 924's & other owners in the paddock at Oulton Park-no great high tech-just good old spannering with the engines really warmed up-slacken the distributor pinch bolt & twist about until max revs with quick throttle pick up,then watch them all screaming from the start line through Cascades like a swarm of angry wasps-indeed a great tough engine.
vincematthewsIt would appear that the 2.0 litre engine was also used in the air transportable Porsche Type 2304/05 Wiesel (weasel) armoured weapons carrier of 1977 as in:- "Porsche won a contract from the Army to design and build a light tracked vehicle, der Wiesel, which used a 2-litre Audi 100 unit mated to a five-speed Sportomatic transmission. Test drivers Mass and Ickx were said to be hard to prise from its driving seat." See below for photo:- https://www.porscheroadan...of-porsche-excellence/
lesworthvincematthews Interesting article. I remember seeing Seat Ibiza's with 'Engineered by Porsche' stickers on the back window back in the day and chuckling to myself.
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