A petroleum crisis in the middle of 70th in earnest «struck» on motor industry. Porsche in its own way worked out arising up problems. In spite of great success of model 911, a company however had to decide on a new construction conforming to the modern technical requirements and situation on the whole. It was succeeded to create a budgetary model (in one and a half times cheaper, than base model 911), thus not on the base of 911th, and fully new, from a clean sheet. So Porsche 924 appeared in 1975, first in history of firm car practically to the traditional construction. Conception of «transaxle» was developed, in that an engine was situated ahead, and gear-box in a single corps with a main pair was behind.
A two-liter four-cylinder power aggregate gave a car power of 125 hp with a quite unlike on the «relatives» basket quite good dynamics. Even headlights - and those were hidden in a basket for less resistance. On that moment this was the advanced enough aggregate. Along with so not typical for Porsche the aquatic cooling the up-diffused injection of fuel and overhead cam-shaft led by a toothed strap was present in him.
In 1977, in honor victory in World Championship in groups 5 and 6 the special series of cars «Martini Edition» were produced, they were painted only in a white color and had richer finishing. In 1978 on the court of audience modification was presented 924 Turbo with 170th \"horse\", all disk brakes and many other improvements. On all parameters this model was considered most economical in the world among sporting machines.
In January 1, 1981 American of the German origin, Peter W. Schutz, select the chief executive of company. New aggressive politics implied continuation of line 911 and return of Porsche in Le Mans. As a result is the seventh place, conquered on original Porsche 924 Prototype equipped 4th to cylinder turbo by a motor with link billows. Two by was weeks later announced 2,5 l model of Porsche 944. She had history of sporting victories already! For the last year of production 924 Turbo got the modified pendant and steering management from a model 944.
In February 1985, the model was presented 944 Turbo possessing the same dynamics as well as legendary 911. Engine power made 220 hp, that just on 11 hp less than at 911. In July were produced last 924 with 125-strong 2nd with the capacity of one the liter motor, a general production volume made 137,500 things.
With 1986 model, producing of modification is begun 924S with a 2,5 with a capacity of one the liter engine by power of 150 hp (analogical from 944). The interior of salon suffered insignificant changes only; however original devices were stored with yellow inscriptions from VW. In front and back pendants 924S aluminum levers are used from new modification 944. 944 a model improved continuously, many components had been adopted at 944 Turbo, the panel of devices is executed in style 928, the new construction of fastening of transmission, improved system of greasing of engine, greater fuel tank and more quiet starter, is applied .
The construction of 924th turned out how non-standard for Porsche, so and traditional on a background the offspring of other producers. And with it did a company management want to conquer a market!? In the States with vengeance there was neither for sale more powerful 928th, that was not taken in Europe, and 924th went neither behind an ocean nor for itself on a motherland. For the USA she appeared too weak, Germans too valued 911th. 924th lived in the productive program Porsche 10 hardly more than.