Assembly of the Porsche 924 – included in the company's portfolio for the first time at the start of the year – is contracted out to Audi NSU Auto Union AG in Neckarsulm. Due to high global demand, production increases to 80 vehicles a day by July. This means that by the end of the fiscal year, the entry-level model accounts for a full 48 per cent of vehicle revenue. By the time production of the 924 S ends in 1988, 150,684 vehicles have rolled off the line.

Porsche 1976

Sept. 1975: Porsche AG is the first automotive manufacturer to use Thyssens's double-sided hot-dip galvanised panels as standard in the newly introduced 1976 "I" series of the 911. By reliably increasing the durability of the corrosion-proof bodies in this way, Porsche is able to offer warranties of up to six years against rust damage.

Porsche 1975

The Porsche 935 is the company's response to the new Group 5 regulations which apply to racing cars in the International Championship for Makes. Based on the 930 model, the 935 generates an output of 590 hp and features a supremely lightweight design. The first 935 vehicles driven by works teams chalk up victories in Mugello and Vallelunga. Following further wins, the Stuttgart-based company is awarded the championship title at the end of the year. In addition to the International Championship for Makes, 1976 sees the inauguration of a World Sportscar Championship. With this in mind, the Porsche racing engineers develop another racing sports car – the 936 – which will take to the grid alongside the 935 (a production racing car). Victory by Jacky Ickx and Gijs van Lennep in the 24 Hours of Le Mans validates the decision to compete in the race, which was taken on the basis of extremely promising test drives. The turbo-charged Porsche 936 finishes the World Sportscar Championship with the highest possible score. Porsche AG then bows out on a high, withdrawing from motor sports almost completely and restricting itself to technical support for private teams.

Porsche 1975