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1978 - 1995 Porsche 928

1978 - 1995 Porsche 928
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Porsche 928
  • Porsche 928
  • Year:
    1978- 1995
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.5 liter V8
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    345@5700
  • MPG(Cty):
    19
  • MPG(Hwy):
    12
  • Torque @ RPM:
    4250
  • Displacement:
    5397 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.1 sec.
  • Quarter Mile time:
    13.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    171 mph
  • Price:
    28500
  • body style:

The Porsche 928 is an automobile made by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995, during which time it was their most expensive offering. There is some amount of debate pertaining to the 928’s position as Porsche’s flagship model, as some consider the 911 to have always been the companies flagship, even during production of the 928. It is often considered a grand touring car, although it’s combination of a powerful V8 engine and 50/50 weight distribution made it a competent sports car as well; ambiguous advertising on Porsche’s part and the fact that the model was intended to supplant the 911 as the companies premier model adds to the difficulty in easily classifing the vehicle.

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2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe

2019 Porsche Panamera Coupe

Is Porsche reviving the iconic 928?

The Porsche Panamera was introduced in 2009 as Porsche’s first-ever four-door sedan and the first non-SUV, front-engined car since 1995. Much like the Cayenne SUV, the Panamera shares styling cues with the iconic 911, which enables it to stay true to the brand’s heritage, despite being a significant departure from Porsche’s sports car roots. Initially criticized by purists for straying off the company’s path, the Panamera followed in the footsteps of the Cayenne and became a popular choice with luxury car enthusiasts. The sedan carried over unchanged until 2013 when it received a facelift that included minor design changes, a new twin-turbo engine and hybrid model, and a long-wheelbase version.

Ever since the Panamera hit the market there were rumors that Porsche is looking to expand the lineup with several body styles, including a shooting brake and a coupe. While the shooting brake has already been previewed by a concept car and spotted testing as a prototype, the Germans made no official statements about the two-door. Come 2016 and our trusty paparazzi caught an awkward Panamera test car on the move and we might finally have proof that Porsche is indeed looking to launch a large luxury coupe.

Details are still under wraps and some say that these awkward looking prototypes might be mules for the upcoming Continental GT, which will share underpinnings with the second-generation Panamera, but we think Porsche is pulling the trigger on a coupe that will essentially revive the 928. Keep reading to find out more about what it may bring to the table, and stay tuned for updates.

Updated 06/14/2016: Based on the recent spy shots, we decided to create a rendering for the upcoming Panamera Coupe. Let us know what do you think about it in the comments section below.

Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Porsche Panamera Coupe.

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Porsche CEO Confirms Two Additional New Models, Including 928’s Spiritual Successor

Porsche’s future looks quite promising – according to its CEO, Matthias Mueller, at least – as it plans to expand its lineup even further. In an interview with Automotive News Europe, Mueller announced that the company plans to expand by at least four new models by 2018, with the first two to arrive being the 918 Spyder and the Macan.

One of the remaining two is a new sports car — rumored to be called 961 — slotted between the 911 and 918 Spyder. The final new model will be a new sedan that is smaller than the Panamera. A final decision on the new sports sedan will be made by the end of 2013, but, if approved, it will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MMB architecture, which will also be used for next-generation Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8.

As for the baby-Panamera, Mueller confirmed that it will target models like BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The next-generation Panamera will also see a few more derivatives, including a coupe defined as a successor for the famous Porsche 928.

Neither of the latter two models are close to production – neither is approved, actually – but stay tuned and we’ll bring you all of the information on these potential models as soon as we get it.

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Cheap Kicks: The Top Used Sports Cars for Under $10K

Cheap Kicks: The Top Used Sports Cars for Under $10K

Supercars are our bread and butter. They are not only super-fast, but they also look amazing and are very rare. With all of those awesome features also comes a super price. This means that the normal person that reads about them can’t pull off the kind of financial gymnastics to afford one.

For these people (us included), we have a special list of sports cars that you can typically find for $9,999 or less, making them an obtainable goal. This may require dipping back a few years, but you’ll still get yourself a nice car that is both quick and agile. Sure, it may not have fancy leather, a killer stereo system, navigation, Bluetooth, or any other modern features, but you will get yourself a true sports car.

There are literally thousands of cars we can choose from in this group, so we have to make some tough decisions on who gets in and who’s left out.

Click past the jump to read our complete list and see where we rank each car.

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1987 Porsche 928 H50 Concept

1987 Porsche 928 H50 Concept

Automakers usually take great pride in unveiling concept cars and while most of them don’t even see the light of production, they make for interesting talking points on what kind of car they could’ve been if they were produced en masse. Very rarely do you see a concept version get sent back under the covers without being seen by the public for the next 25 years.

But that’s exactly what happened last weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance when Porsche brought out what can only be described as the evolutionary concept predecessor of the Panamera, the 928 H50 Concept.

It must be noted that the 928 H50 Concept bears a striking similarity to the 928s that were produced from 1978 to 1995. The overall profile is similar, including the long, sliding hood that harkens back to the aesthetic profile of the 928. There are some awkward lines in there and the front-rear balance appears to be skewed to the former, but for all of its resemblance to the old 928, the 928 H50 Concept has one thing the other doesn’t have: two extra doors.

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Video: Porsche Museum Secrets Part Two

Video: Porsche Museum Secrets Part Two

We pretty much just finished the Museum Secrets Part One video and Porsche has already graced us with part two of this awesome series. The Museum Secrets series is outlining the new storage facility for the Porsche Museum and also showing us a glimpse of some of the most awesome cars that pass through the museum.

Part One focused mainly on the storage facility and Porsche’s overall history, then showed us just one car, which was the first ever 911 Turbo. Part two, thankfully, focuses a lot more on the storage facilities contents – a ton of rare Porsches. The guys at Porsche outlined seven cars for us, some of which we never knew even existed.

The video’s pretty sweet and the cars are absolutely awesome, so check out the video. If you would like a quick peak at what’s in the video, click past the jump and you’ll see our quick summary on each car shown.

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1979 Porsche 928 "Risky Business"

1979 Porsche 928 "Risky Business"

Way back in 1983, we all knew and loved a far less creepy and odd-acting Tom Cruise, who was best known for movies like "Top Gun" and "Risky Business," and less known for being love-drunk crazy on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In the 1983 Warner Brothers’ classic, “Risky Business,” Tom Cruise’s character, Joel Goodsen, drove a gold-colored Porsche 928. Now the Profiles in History auction group is offering up the car that Cruise drove on the set for auction.

Actually, there were three cars driven on set, but this 1979 928 saw far more screen time and seat time with Cruise than the other two drive cars. We know that the 1979 Porsche 928 is one of the least desirable Porsches ever built, falling just short in undesirability to the 924, but c’mon, Tom – freaking – Cruise learned how to drive a stick shift in this car.

So, how has this car held up after Cruise was finished burning up, err, learning to use the clutch? What is a car like this selling for? Is it really worth my money?

For the answers to these questions and more, you’ll have to click past the jump to read our review.

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Steve Jobs used the Porsche 928 as inspiration for Mac design

Steve Jobs used the Porsche 928 as inspiration for Mac design

October 5, 2011 was a very sad day for the American computer industry: Steve Jobs - the creator of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series - passed away after losing his battle with a rare pancreatic cancer. As one of the few, true innovators of our time, Jobs took his knowledge and creativity and built up a company that is now worth about $1 trillion.

Steve Jobs did many great things for the technological world, so as homage to a great man, we thought it would be interesting to talk a little about one of his first projects. You see, the first Macintosh computer Jobs designed was actually influenced by his Porsche 928.

Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Apple development team, recalls the discussion in March 1981 during a late night at the office. "It’s got to be different, different from everything else." said Jobs to James Ferris, Apple’s director of Creative Services. “For some reason, they were talking about cars,” Hertzfeld recalls.

"We need it to have a classic look, that won’t go out of style, like the Volkswagen Beetle", I heard Steve tell James.

"No, that’s not right.", James replied. "The lines should be voluptuous, like a Ferrari.”

"Not a Ferrari, that’s not right either", Steve responded, apparently excited by the car comparison. "It should be more like a Porsche!" referring to his Porsche 928.

“I thought it was kind of pompous to compare computers with sports cars, even metaphorically. But I was impressed with Steve’s passion for elegance in the industrial design and his powers of discrimination continually amazed me as the design took shape.” Hertzfeld said.

The design for the first Mac was released in February 1982. Jobs had worked tirelessly, attempting to produce the best Porsche-like design for the computer.

The world has lost a true inspiration. Steve Jobs will be missed.

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Porsche sketch could be new 928 Coupe? Not really.

Porsche sketch could be new 928 Coupe? Not really.

We don’t know much in the way of pegging design sketches for future vehicles, but with persistent rumors of a new Porsche 928 in the horizon, a lot of people are becoming more and more inclined to believe that this sketch drawing - that can be found on the Porsche Consulting website - may be more than just a website design, but, in fact, a future vehicle that Porsche already has baking in the oven.

Unfortunately, we hate to be the bearer of bad news because this sketch is nothing more than just one of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of sketch designs to come out of Stuttgart. And just because they’re sketches, it doesn’t mean that Porsche is cooking up something that none of us know about, but hey, there’s no crime in day dreaming, right?

The classic 928 was powered by a 4.5 liter 16-valve V8 engine that delivered a total of 345 HP. This was just enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 171 mph. The "new" 928 will feature the same drive-train layout. If we were to believe this was the "new 928" then we would anticipate the two cars would share more than 60% of their components, including engines, transmission, and suspension with a possible debut in 2012.

Of course, we don’t think this is the new 928 and if you think that there’s more to this sketch than meets the eye, then more power to you. But until somebody from Stuttgart offers us any sort of hint on a possible future model that’s based on this drawing, we’re going to err on the side of prudence and caution and call this what it really is: a drawing and nothing more than that.

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Designer renders 'new' Porsche 928

Designer renders ’new’ Porsche 928

In the understatement of the year – so far, at least - the Porsche Panamera has been a remarkable success for the folks of Stuttgart. Yet despite that, there’s talk that Porsche may just have yet another ace up their sleeve in the form of a new Porsche 928, which, if true, should give them a model that can line up pretty well against the Ferrari 599 GTB and the Aston Martin DB9.

And as with any other car that’s supposedly on the pipe line, a member of Teamspeed decided to do a rendering of a new 928 based on the Panamera, coupled with a few elements from the old 928. There’s still no confirmation from Porsche regarding the car so as of now, all of this is merely rendered speculation, no pun intended.

Check it out and see if it’s up to par to the high standards of the original Porsche 928.

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Porsche is preparing a new 928 GT Coupe

Porsche is preparing a new 928 GT Coupe

Fresh off the success of the all new Porsche Panamera, it is rumored that the German sports car builder is working on a larger GT Coupe that would serve as a spiritual successor of the classic 928 along the same lines as the new four door Grand Tourer. We have already heard Porsche’s design chief, Michael Maur, confirmed that he’s working on a new coupe moving away from models like the compact Cayman and Boxster in a direction towards larger sports cars like the 911 and Cayenne with the new 928 fitting in perfectly to compete with high end luxury cars like the Bentley Continental GT. The new car will most likely be built upon the Panamera’s platform with a shorter wheelbase offering more room in the rear as well as additional trunk space compared to the 911.

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Porsche reviving the 928?

Porsche reviving the 928?

It’s the return of the rumor of a new Porsche 928. Ever since the four-door Panamera had been a rumor, there were coupe rumors to go with it. Now the Porsche’s first sedan is about ready to hit the streets, while rumors of a coupe has slowly faded away. Now the coupe buzz is back, and this one’s pretty credible.

At a press meeting about the Panamera, Porsche’s design chief Michael Maur confirmed that he’s working on a new coupe project. It seems that sales at Porsche are moving away from entry level/smaller cars such as the Cayman and Boxster and are moving towards the larger vehicles like the 911 and Cayenne. So Porsche is looking to place another large car in its lineup. While the Panamera will likely be the base of the new 928, there is no word yet on how different the sheetmetal will be.

The original 928 was designed to replace the 911, but history had other plans for it. The 911 proved evergreen, which gave the 928 an awkward and doomed place in Porsche’s lineup. This time if the 928 comes back, it will be for 911 owners who need more room, and as a direct competitor to more luxurious sportscars like Bentley’s Continental GT.

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Porsche 928 Successor renderings

Porsche 928 Successor renderings

Porsche hasn’t revealed the Panamera yet and people already talk about a Coupe version that is considered a successor for the 928. Supposed to be called GT Coupe, the new Porsche Coupe will be a strong competitor for the Aston Martin DB9, Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari 599 GTB, and BMW M6. it will be unveiled one year after the Panamera.
Comparing to the Panamera, the 928 GT Coupe will have a shorter wheelbase and will loose some weights. This will make it sportier than the sedan.
The 928 (...)

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Porsche 928 to come in 2011

Porsche 928 to come in 2011

Porsche might develop a new "928" (we say might because there is nothing sure for now, just rumors) that might debut in 2011. The new model it is supposed to be a competitor for cars like
BMW M6, Jaguar XK, Aston Martin DB9, Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes CL.
Since 1995, when the 928 GTS went out of production, Porsche didn’t have any other replacement for it. The new 928 will be inspired by the Panamera. The rear, off course will be inspired from the 911. It will be powered by a V8 (...)

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1978 - 1995 Porsche 928

1978 - 1995 Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 is an automobile made by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995, during which time it was their most expensive offering. There is some amount of debate pertaining to the 928’s position as Porsche’s flagship model, as some consider the 911 to have always been the companies flagship, even during production of the 928. It is often considered a grand touring car, although it’s combination of a powerful V8 engine and 50/50 weight distribution made it a competent sports car as well; ambiguous advertising on Porsche’s part and the fact that the model was intended to supplant the 911 as the companies premier model adds to the difficulty in easily classifing the vehicle.

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