About Porsche 924
The Porsche 924 was a sports car produced by Porsche from 1976 to 1988. The car was developed in partnership with Volkswagen, and shared many components with VW models such as the Audi 100 and the Volkswagen Golf. As a result, some people have criticized the Porsche 924 as being a "VW wannabe" or not a real Porsche.
However, while the Porsche 924 did share some components with VW models, it was also designed and engineered by Porsche, and featured many of the same design cues and styling elements as other Porsche models of the era. The car was powered by a Porsche-designed four-cylinder engine, which was mounted transversely in the front of the car, and was available with a range of transmissions, including a five-speed manual and a three-speed automatic.
The Porsche 924 was also successful on the race track, winning the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTP class, and the 1981 and 1982 SCCA National Championships.
Overall, while the Porsche 924 may not have the same level of prestige or cachet as some of Porsche's other models, it is still considered by many to be a genuine Porsche. It was designed and built by Porsche, featured unique styling and engineering, and was successful both on the road and on the track.