Porsche 911 G model
Porsche 911 G model
911 2.7-litre G, H, I and J series (1974–1977)
1976 Porsche 911 2.7
The 1974 model year saw 3 significant changes. First, the engine size was increased to 2687cc giving a welcome increase in torque. Second, was the introduction of impact bumpers to conform with low speed protection requirements of US law, these bumpers being so successfully integrated into the design that they remained unchanged for 15 years.Thirdly, the use of K-Jetronic CIS Bosch fuel injection in 2 of the 3 model line up - the 911 and 911S models, retaining the narrow rear wings of the old 2.4 , now had a detuned version of the RS engine producing 150 and 175 PS respectively. However the top of the range Carrera 2.7 , now a regular production model, inherited the wider rear wings of the RS together with its 210 PS MFI engine and was indeed mechanically identical to the 1973 RS and still weighed the same at 1075 kg. All 3 models were given high backed front seats.
The 930 Turbo was introduced in 1975 (see below).
The Carrera 3.0 was introduced in 1976 with what was essentially the Turbo's 2994 cc engine minus the turbocharger, and with K-Jetronic CIS although now developing 200 PS (147 kW).
The well known problem of pulled cylinder head studs with the K-Jetronic 2.7 engine only occurred in hot climates. This emerged in 1975 in California where thermal reactors,aimed at reducing emissions, were fitted below the cylinder heads thus causing massive heat build up around the magnesium crankcase and then made worse by the lean running K-Jetronic CIS. The fitting of a 5 blade engine fan instead of the usual 11 blade further compounded the situation. Bearing in mind Porsche's largest market being the USA the 930 Turbo, Carrera 3.0 and all subsequent models used aluminium alloy crankcases which were around 15 lbs heavier.
The Bosch K-Jetronic CIS varied fuel pressure to the injectors dependent on the mass airflow. While this system was exceedingly reliable, it did not allow the use of as "hot" cams as MFI or carburettors allowed. Therefore the 911S's horsepower decreased from 190 to 175 despite the displacement increase from 2.4 to 2.7 L. However, the engine did have increased drivability. The 210 PS Carrera 2.7 with MFI was not sold in the US owing to emission regulations -instead they received a 'Carrera' fitted with a 911S engine producing 175 PS ,later reduced to 165, and in California even down to 160 PS.
Also produced for the 1976 "model year", for the U.S. market, was the 912E, a 4-cylinder version of the 911 like the 912 that had last been produced in 1969. It used the I-serced. In 1976 the Porsche 924 took this car's place for the 1977 "model year" and beyond.The power was supplied by a 4 cylinder high performance fuel injection motor also used in the 411 Volkswagen.Less than 6000 were built.
Production: 1973 - 1989
Engine (rear): 6 Cylinder Boxer
Cubic capacity: 2,7L – 3,3L
Power: 150hp – 300hp
Weight: 1030kg - 1300kg