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Sent to me by a visitor "Adie the Throp", thanks, this is a modified 924 GT. The modifications include a 3.9 Litre Rover V8 engine (924's usually have 2 Litre straight fours!), with a nitrous button that boosts the already hefty 300bhp to about 475bhp. The owner claims a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds and the quarter mile flashes past in 12.3 seconds. A.T.T. says that the car is made street legal through the use of a "turbo S2 torque tube and trans axle" which means bugger all to me, but the more technically minded of you should appreciate it. Finally, it is used for drag racing, and A.T.T. promises he will start on the body work soon. Good.

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the 2.8 & 12.3 don't mix. 12.3 is feasible, but 2.8 is not possible with only that much hp available. for comparison, the 600 hp '97 porsche gt1 racer did a 3.4.

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could it be a kph vs mph thing
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At least it's not an original 924 GT.

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Now that would be fun!

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gee...who did the silver paint? well at least the car has power now!
924 NAs seem to have no low end, no high end, no mid.
Just floor it and the car pulls slow in all aspects!
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Good thing it's a drag racer. I bet it handles like a Rustang.
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AMC (lars)...Maybe the factory released US version of 924 is a little underpowered but the aftermarket versions being rebuilt today are very respectable...Some even give the 931 a run for the money...especially on the bottom end
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Looks like he tried to mke a racing splitter like new 911 turbos have with the old spoiler underneath

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When i was looking to buy a Porsche last summer (ended up with my beloved 83 944), I drove an 80 924 and was very unimpressed. It felt good and handled exactly like the 944 (actually it felt a little more agile), but it accelerated like my old 86 Crown Victoria. I didn't know much about 924s at the time, but I certainly expected a little more power than that. Needless to say, after that I drove a 944 and was much more impressed.
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CJFusco, I also first tested two 924's and felt I needed more power. But not as much as the one in the picture! So I started looking for a 944 and later bought a 944na -83

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200 HP 924 FI- Maybe- We rebuilt our 80 924 from scratch- /block out, bored custom for the largest pistons my mechanic could find. Cammed with AM hi lift. 931 gaskets bored and polished. Audi 5000 injectors run thru ported and mirrored intakes with KN system run thru a Tornado deflector in the intake housing..The fire is produced from a state of the art Jacob's Pro street II system thru a magna coil on the stock Ignition the Hall effect type. Plugs NGK set at 54K. Run thru no cat, custom straight pipe connected to plate in a turbo muffler and adjusted at the custom tip for mag pressure. The Red 944 I swept past the other nite at a remote Wyoming intersection was looking behind him to see me as I passed him receeding in my little Pocket Rocket's silver mirrors.......Rolling on my Pirelli HP's at 150. The 924 is putty in our hands guys!

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I agree with Blackfoot on that. I don't think it would handle too badly tho depending on the engines placement. Rover V8's are light engines for their size and easy to work. They came out factory in a limited amount in MGBGT's (really sought after now) and the engine was about 50lb lighter than the original 1.8 4pot BMC engine. I don't know how heavy one is or a 924 engine either but it wouldn't be that bad... spoiled (wot could have been) a good replica GT tho...

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Originally posted by mAd924:
I agree with Blackfoot on that. I don't think it would handle too badly tho depending on the engines placement. Rover V8's are light engines for their size and easy to work. They came out factory in a limited amount in MGBGT's (really sought after now) and the engine was about 50lb lighter than the original 1.8 4pot BMC engine. I don't know how heavy one is or a 924 engine either but it wouldn't be that bad... spoiled (wot could have been) a good replica GT tho...

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What are you talking about? They still put thoes engines in Morgans. I could go by 1,000 of them if I had the money. Limited numbers...

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there is no way possible that car could get enough traction to go 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.LOL
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yeah, the 962 goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, and it has 720HP, and only weighs like 2600 lbs.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sam-Turbo S+NOS:
What are you talking about? They still put thoes engines in Morgans. I could go by 1,000 of them if I had the money. Limited numbers...

I didn't mean the engines were built in limited numbers, the MGBGTs with the rover V8s, original from the factory were built in limited numbers. Theres zillions of other vehicles with those engines.
Is it my accent? ...

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