The Porsche 928 is a luxury grand tourer produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995. It was originally intended to replace the company's iconic 911,
The 928 combined the power, boldness and handling of a sports car with the refinement, comfort and equipment of a luxury sedan. The 928 became the top production car sold by Porsche. Porsche management believed that such a flagship would be more attractive than the compact 911.
The Porsche 928 has the distinction of being the company's first V8-powered production model and its only coupe powered by a front-mounted V8 engine.
The 928 had a large, front-mounted, water-cooled V8 engine driving the rear wheels. With the original displacement of 4.5 L and a single camshaft design in the head
was rated at 219 PS (163 kW; 222 PS) for the North American market and 240 PS (177 kW; 237 PS) in other markets. In 1980, Porsche upgraded the engine from mechanical to electronic fuel injection for American models, although power remained the same. This design marked a major change in direction for Porsche (starting with the introduction of the 924 in 1976), whose cars up until then had only used rear or mid-mounted air-cooled flat engines with four or six cylinders.
The 1992/1995 928 GTS featured revised bodywork, larger front brakes and a new, more powerful 5.4 L, 350 hp (257 kW/345 PS) engine. These were the big advertised changes. What Porsche didn't advertise, however, was the price. Loaded GTS models could top $100,000 in 1995, making them among the most expensive cars on the road at the time. It was produced in 2904.
The interior of our Porsche 928 GTS was restored by TechArt Automobildesign GmbH.