In 1977 Porsche revealed the new Porsche 928 at the Geneva motor show and started production in 1978 and continued in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982. In the first year of production it won the European car of the year award. Porsche released the 928 because they feared their 911 series was aging and was in jeopardy due to new safety and sound laws. The first Porsche 928 came with a 4.5 liter V-8 engine and had near perfect 50/50 weight distribution. The Porsche 928 was definitely ahead of its time in performance and handling. Unfortunately it also represents one of the more unloved Porsches of the time, which is represented in their poor resale values when compared to other Porsches.
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982 Porsche 928 Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 4475cc
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Maximum Power: 240hp @ 5500rpm
Maximum Torque: 274ft-lb @ 3600rpm
Brakes: Front: mm discs; rear: mm discs
Suspension: Front: Independent with double wishbone, telescopic dampers with co-axial coil springs, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Independent with lower wishbones, upper transverse link (Porsche-Weissach patent geometry), coil springs, telescopic dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tires: Front: 16x7J with 225/50VR16 tires. Rear: 16x7J with 225/50VR16 tires
Length: 175″ inches
Width: 72″ inches
Weight: 3235 lbs
0-60 mph: 8 seconds
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