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This Porsche 928 Restomod Blends Modern Power and Tech with Timeless Design

It comes with a 400 horsepower V-8 engine

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When Porsche launched the 918 in 1978 people were amazed. It had an unconventional design, a front-mounted V-8, and was Porsche’s only luxury grand tourer. In fact, Porsche never had a car like it before. The model was supposed to replace the 911, since Porsche thought the sports car reached the limits of its potential. Of course, that never happened, as the 911 is as iconic today as it ever was, and the 928 stayed in production for 17 years with more than 60,000 units produced. Despite many rumors, the car never had a proper successor, which is a shame if you ask us.

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First deliveries will be made in 2024

One could argue that the Porsche 928 does have a successor now, though. Nardone Automotive, a French restoration startup, has revealed its take on the classic Porsche 928. Its model has a clear visual resemblance to the 928, but the bodywork is redefined and reshaped entirely in carbon fiber.

The original 928 was powered by a 4.5-liter V-8 engine that produced 237 horsepower. Nardone kept the V-8 engine but will increase the final output up to 400 horsepower, thanks to the use of a modern ECU. Also, the original five-speed manual gearbox is replaced by a new six-speed manual with a limited-slip differential. The final technical touches include a redesigned front and rear axle and spindle and an active-controlled electronic suspension. There are no words about how the new updates will improve the car’s performance figures, but the sprint from 0 to 60 mph should take less than the original 7.6 seconds.

This Porsche 928 Restomod Blends Modern Power and Tech with Timeless Design Exterior
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More than 44 years after its official launch, Nardone Automotive, a French restoration startup has revealed its take on the classic Porsche 928

The exterior is very much identical to the original 928, but it features muscular fenders and bespoke lights and both front and rear. The car rides on a net set of forged 18-inch wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires. If the design looks familiar to you that’s because they are a modern interpretation of the old ‘manhole’ 16-inch wheels. Bigger brakes and adaptive electric power steering will complete the exterior upgrades.

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And the infotainment system incorporates the Porsche Classic Management system (PCCM) combined with a luxury Hi-Fi system and Apple CarPlay

While the exterior is made from carbon fiber, the interior is modernized with the latest technology. The cabin is trimmed in a combination of Foglizzo leather and Alcantara, while the infotainment system incorporates the Porsche Classic Management system (PCCM) combined with a luxury Hi-Fi system and Apple CarPlay. All the changes transformed the Porsche 928 into a special and tailor-made GT.

This Porsche 928 Restomod Blends Modern Power and Tech with Timeless Design Exterior
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The car looks a lot like the original, but the bodywork is redefined and reshaped entirely in carbon fiber

This restomod Porsche 928 will make its world preview during Milan Design Week, and will later be presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Prices will be revealed at a later date and the first deliveries will be made in 2024.

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
Alina Joined the Topspeed.com team in the early 2000s as one of the outlets very first experts, and she’s been with Topspeed.com ever since. Over the years, she’s served various roles, but today she’s is relied on heavily to verify automotive facts, assist with formatting, and discover new and engaging topics.  Read full bio
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