Monday, January 19, 2009

US car powered by ... Porsche?


If you can't tell, I've been reading up on the Porsche 924. It's an interesting car and one that you don't see every day. During my reading I came across a fact that you might not know about the car. The original 2.0 liter four cylinder engine was designed by Volkswagen, built by Audi, and also used in an American car! Can you guess what American car utilized the engine?

4 comments:

Daniel said...

I won't spoil the surprise, but it wasn't one of the Big Three

Randall said...

It's the venerable AMC Spirit. The 924 is galvanized so no rust. It will out corner a 911 and F1 drivers used them as their personal cars due to the perfect balance. If the timing belt breaks it takes 22 minutes to change by the side of the road and no valve damage. When buying a Pirelli timing, belt it only costs $7 if you have them look it up under the Spirit. All 944 and 968 drive trains and suspensions bolt right up. The 86 and 87 924's with the 944 engines in them were faster than the 944's so they stopped selling them. Great cars, I have 3. Remember all Porsches are race cars!

Andy Rupert said...

As the Wikipedia article points out, AMC did use the 2.0 liter 924 engine in the Gremlin.

Nicely done to both of you.

Anonymous said...

1981 Porsche 924. What causes the spark plugs to foul out due to excessive gasoline. have good spark, checked timing,checked fuel distribution, new injectors,checked cold weather start.