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Porsche 928

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The Porsche 928 was launched as a Tourer in 1977 and was voted Car of the in 1978.

There were variants such as the 928S, S2, S4, GT In 1986, the 928 won the distinction of being the Fastest Production Car, the Land Speed Record at the Salt Flats.

928 S4 cutaway.


Designed in 1971 as the eventual for the 911, production of the 928 was delayed late 1977 as a 1978 largely due to the coming fuel As such, it lays claim to the of first front-engine, water-cooled despite the 924’s introduction two before that of the 928. As inflated in the late ’80s and the ’90s, sales of the big Porsche off leading to its eventual cancellation in

Only a few hundred GTSs ever sold in North

Over its entire production the 928 went through one significant change. In 1987, the fourth S4 shape was smoothed out for better given flush tail and a new wing. Only the nose and changed.

The mechanicals were upgraded, but the layout and all features basically the same. The 5.4 liter GTS shares the same block the first 4.5 liter 928 and still had 0.6 liters of … to go in its design. A GTS would feel very at in the first ’78 to roll out of the

That says a lot for a design now 30 years old.

Strictly the 928 is more grand touring sports car. It is fully with all the best luxury and a big, powerful motor. The S4 is with Porsche’s 5.0 liter cid) DOHC, 32-valve V-8 motor.

It was built to fly down the in excess of 140 mph for hours on end without the driver, but is equally at home on back roads.

Porsche 928

Technical Innovation.

Porsche many technical features on flagship luxury coupe the famed Weissach Axle was later adapted for use on other It is an automatic toe-correcting system can be thought of as a sort of passive steering — the first of its available to the public. It helps the rear wheels on track in lift-throttle or braking situations a very neutral, easy — a significant change the tail-happy 911s in ’78.

Another innovation was the aluminum/silicon block designed without the protection of steel cylinder Instead, the bores were to expose the silicon crystals a very hard, durable surface. In fact, aluminum was quite extensively throughout the 928 just about everything in of the A-pillars and most other castings.

This lent considerable savings, a necessary component all the luxury packed on the car.

My car with the rare 5-speed It is interesting to note that the is mounted in back, something the C5 borrowed from Porsche 20 after the first production 928 and 22 after the first 924. was done to achieve a near weight distribution.

1979 928 cutaway. (source: Retrauto ).

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