When the time came to replace the 914, Porsche once again started by collaborating with Volkswagen. When VW stepped away from the project, Porsche pushed forward and created a vehicle that was revolutionary for the brand. 

Rather than placing an air-cooled, flat-four behind the driver like the 914, 912, and even the 356, the 924 featured a front-mounted, water-cooled, inline four-cylinder. The shape also looked like no other previous Porsche.

The 924 launched with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, but Porsche added a more powerful, turbocharged variant in 1978.