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Porsche 928 was introduced in 1977, soon after the 924. The 928 was the intended successor of the 911, but it has never come so far. The 928 was
definitely an other Porsche, with a front placed water-cooled engine. In spite of the
fact that the 928 has never become a large success for Porsche, it was proclaimed to be car
of the year in 1978. For a car with such a price tag that is a nice performance. But
it would never become the "next" Porsche and production stopped in 1995. At
that moment, about 66.000 928's had been build. Inside the Porsche family the 928 was never really excepted. In a Porsche
the engine must be in the back of the car. Rightly or wrongly, driving a 928 is
really a true sensation and everybody, even an owner of a 911, should at least once is
his lifetime drive in a 928. The driving sensation is truly extreme, especially when
the speed is carried up. And what I don't mean is the Formula 1 feeling of a 911 at top
speed, but the "just crusin" feeling at 250 km/hour in a 928.
The Porsche 928 S4 was introduced in 1987. The 4 stands for fourth series and not for the four used camshafts or four wheel drive. The engine was not changed, a 32-valve V8 with a displacement of 4957 cc. Horsepower was now 235 kW at 6000 rpm. The torque was 430 Nm at 3000 rpm. The most important change was the bodywork. Front and back of the car changed considerably. The bumper panels changed and the light units were changed. Also a large black foldable rear spoiler was added. What also changed were the back wheels and tires. 7Jx16" with 225/50 VR16 was not large enough and was changed in 8Jx16" with 245/45 VR16.