Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 was first introduced in 1977 as a grand tourer. It was intended to be a replacement for the Porsche 911, which had been in production since the 1960s. The 928 was designed to be a more comfortable and luxurious alternative to the 911, with a V8 engine, better handling, and a more aerodynamic design.

The design of the 928 was the work of Porsche's head designer, Anatole "Tony" Lapine. Lapine wanted to create a 2+2 seater with a front engine layout for better weight distribution and handling. The 928 featured a sleek and low-slung body with pop-up headlights, a long hood, and a swooping roofline.

Production of the Porsche 928 began in Stuttgart, Germany in 1977. The car was initially powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine producing 240 horsepower. Over the years, the engine was updated and upgraded, with later models featuring larger V8 engines producing up to 345 horsepower.

The 928 was well-received by critics and customers alike for its comfortable ride, luxurious interior, and impressive performance. However, sales of the 928 never reached the levels of the 911, which had a dedicated following of enthusiasts.

Despite its limited sales success, the Porsche 928 remained in production until 1995. Over the course of its production run, more than 61,000 units were built. Today, the Porsche 928 has a dedicated following among collectors and enthusiasts, with well-maintained examples commanding high prices on the used car market.

In conclusion, the Porsche 928 was a unique and innovative model in Porsche's lineup. It offered a different driving experience from the traditional rear-engined 911, with a more comfortable and luxurious interior. While it may not have been as popular as the 911, the 928 remains a classic and collectible Porsche model with a dedicated fan base.


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928 Owners Club - www.928oc.org

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928 International - http://928intl.com/

eEuroparts - https://www.eeuroparts.com/Cars/Porsche/928-Parts/

928 Motorsports - https://www.928motorsports.com/

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928 Classics - https://928classics.com/parts-store/

Paragon Products -  https://www.paragon-products.com/Porsche-928-Parts-s/21.htm

 928 Specialists - https://www.928gt.com/



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