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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Looking at the lesser-known iconic Porsche 928 sports car

Maybe all this time, many thought that the iconic Porsche car was only focused on the legendary Porsche 550, or the timeless Porsche 911 figures, but perhaps many of us less known about the Porsche 928 made by the German auto company back in the 1970s is intended to be the replacement of the 911 with a total production worldwide is moreover 61,000 cars.
Porsche 928 (in pictured is 1995 GTS) is a fancy grand tourer made by Porsche ranging from 1978 to 1995. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Well, although what is often in the public's spotlight is the legendary Porsche 911. And it's been years since the last time the Porsche 928 became the talk. Nowadays many people also think that the Porsche 928 also deserves to be one of the best Porsche sports cars of all time.
Porsche 928 (in pictured is 1995 GTS) has the flying saucer-like front bumper design that used to be completely new and had never been seen in any other car at that time. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Precisely, the the Porsche 928' fames even more peaks when its production had been stopped and there was often reported on its revival. So, why the Porsche 928 revival is always interesting to talk about? Certainly there are the reasons that led to this, and here are we to talk about this now.
Porsche 928 (in pictured is 1995 GTS) has survived for almost 20 years with just one minor facelift, proves that the design carved by Porsche since 1978 up to 1995 was so visionary. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
As we all knew, this Porsche-made sports car was first launched in the 1978, and ceased the production in the 1995. This Porsche iconic sports car is consisting of 3 variants, ie Porsche 928 S, GT and GTS and powered by a front-mounted V8 engine (while the engine displacement ranging of 4.5-liter to 5.6-liter) coupled with the rear-wheel drive system that looks very futuristic in its era. Besides that its unique appearence could be seen on the flying saucer-like front bumper design that used to be completely new and had never been seen in any other car at that time.
Tom Cruise behind the Porsche 928 wheel while stared in the Hollywood movie titled 'Risky Business' in 1983. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Infact that the Porsche 928 has survived for almost 20 years with just one minor facelift, proves that the design carved by Porsche since 1978 up to 1995 was so visionary, and looks still pretty cool today. Not only a matter of design and aerodynamic factor, turn out the Porsche 928 has been long to be a reliable long-distance cruiser with excellent handling.
Porsche 928 (in pictured is 1995 GTS) could be spit out the power of 350 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
One of them even co-starred in a Hollywood film titled "Risky Business," along with Tom Cruise back in the 1983. And in 2012 the car was included in the list of items being auctioned with a price range of US $ 40 thousand (Rp 379 million) to US $ 60 thousand (Rp 568 million).

Even in the last year of its life, the 1995 Porsche 928 GTS (like the car in the pictures above) could be spit out the power of 350 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque that's enough to give the acceleration time from still to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5 seconds along with an impressive top speed of 275 kph.
While in theory, nowadays it's certainly easier and cheaper to rebuild and implemented the Porsche 928 modern version. What's more, in 2021 the Stuttgart-based auto manufacturer already has plenty of the V8 engine based model that can be used to test its versatility.

Although today Porsche is believed to be one of the world's car manufacturers able to reap many profits for years, unfortunately, the German manufacturer is still chasing the mainstream market instead launching the modern version of the 928. What do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OTOSIA | AUTOBLOG ]
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