Porsche Cars GB - 924 GTP Restoration
35 since its launch and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the
Full restoration of the body work and trim will be the responsibility of Road & Race Restorations, one of the
All the latest updates on the restoration process can be found below and in the gallery.
1980 924 GTP 002
Bodywork: Lightened production body with fender extensions and front spoiler as well as doors and engine lid of plastic, plexiglass windows
Chassis: Independent wheel suspensions, whisbones and McPherson shock legs in front, steel semi-trailing arms in back
Progressive coil springs, Bilstein gas pressure shock absorbers
Brakes: Inner-vented, dual circuit disc brake system from 917 with center-lock wheels
Adjustable brake balance
Wheels: BBS rims front and rear: 11.75 x 16
Dunlop Racing, front: 275/600 x16
Dunlop Racing, rear: 300/825 x 16
Gearbox: Fully-synchronized, 5-speed
Clutch: Single-plate, dry clutch (Fichtel & Sachs) with sintered lining
Engine: Four cylinder, in-line engine, water-cooled with turbocharging and charge-air intercooler, mechanical Bosch/Kugelfischer fuel injection and dry sump lubrication
Bore: 86.5 mm/3.41"
Stroke: 84.4 mm/3.33"
Capacity: 1983.9 cc/121.02 in³
Compression: approx. 6.8 : 1
Output: 320 hp (235 kW) at 7000 rpm
Max. torque: 39 mkp/282 lb.-ft. at 4500 rpm
Wheelbase: 2400 mm/94.6"
Track, front/rear: 2534/1504 mm - 60.4/59.3"
Length: 4200 mm/165.6"
Width: 1850 mm/72.9"
Height: 1200 mm/47.3"
Fuel capacitiy: 120 litres/31.7 gal.
Weight: 930 kg/2050 lb.
Top Speed: approx. 290 km/h - 180 mph
Waking Sleeping Beauty
The 924 GTP 002 has now safely arrived in the UK and is undergoing a thorough inspection. As you can see from the photos it certainly needs some work.
The restoration begins
The restoration teams from each Centre have met at
The 924 GTP has now been reunited with its original 1980 engine. This development returns 924 GTP 002 to its ‘true’ pre-development testing condition as it would have been for the 1980 Le Mans race. In addition a new mould for the front end has been made to replicate the original nose. Damage to the floor pan has also been repaired and the shell has been stripped and cleaned in preparation for painting.
The body shell of the 924 GTP has now been completely restored and has been returned to
A legend re-born.
After a gruelling six months of hard work, 924 GTP 002 is back to its former lustre as it would have arrived at Le Mans in 1980. The car was revealed at the