1993 Porsche 928
Between 1993 and 1995, less than 400 examples of the Porsche 928 were sold in the United States. In both 1993 and 1994, just 119 examples found ownership. With a base price of $82,260, their exclusivity was nearly guaranteed. Power was from a dual overhead cam V8 offering 345 horsepower. Displacement rose from 5-liters to 5.4-liters, raising horsepower and making it the most powerful V8 to date. Transmissions included either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. Exterior changes for 1993 included wider rear fenders and new five-spoke 'Turbo-design' 17-inch wheels.
Another change for 1993 was the name, which was now the 928 GTS.By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
For 1993 the 928 received an increase in engine capacity, its all-aluminum V8 stretching from 5-liters to 5.4-liters and thus boosting both horsepower and torque appreciably - to 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (a very impressive figure for the time). Noticeable were the widened rear fenders and the five-spoke, 17-inch Turbo wheels and the name badge, '928GTS.' Top speed was quoted as 171 mph, likely higher than the 911 Turbo in 1993. Two years later the 928 series went away. Front engine V8 Porsches did, however, return first with the Cayenne (in 2003 in the United States) and then the Panamerica in 2010.
This Porsche 928GTS is a nicely preserved, original, and unrestored example with nearly 17,500 miles on its odometer. It is black over classic gray and is powered by a 5.4-liter V8, a full liter increase over the original car of 1978. It had wider rear fenders, new 5-spoke 'Turbo-design' 17-inch wheels, and 'GTS' to the name. With horsepower quoted at well over 300, the resulting top speed was now 171 mph with a quarter mile time of 14.5 seconds (to the 911 Turbo's 12.7, that year). By 1993 the 928 GTS had become a high-performance, luxury supercar in its own right. Just not a replacement for the 911.
Porsche introduced the 928 model line in 1977 at the Geneva Auto Show. The 928 was a possible replacement for the 911, as sales were slumping and concerns were increasing over the current air-cooled mainstay not meeting US emissions. Herr Fuhrmann, then Porsche's AG, attempted something different and together with Ferry Porsche pushed forward as they approved the development of their new grand tourer. The Porsche 928 would go through several evolutions during its 18-year run. Some of the modifications and changes included larger displacement engines, wheels, suspension enhancements as well as exterior and interior cosmetics.
The GTS was the final version and was introduced in 1983. It was given a 5.4 liter 4 valve engine rated at 350 horsepower. It featured a sport suspension, wide Cup wheels, Cup mirrors, front and rear spoilers and bulgy rear fender wells.
This Porsche 928 GTS is painted Grand Prix white with a beige leather interior. It has heated lumbar support, power seats, power windows, power steering, power brakes, sport shock absorbers, and an air conditioning system. It has 59,142 miles and is one of 190 examples sold to the U.S. market.By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2017
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In 1977, Porsche introduced the 928 at the Geneva Auto Show as a potential replacement for the 911. The design and development of the vehicle began in 1971. The 928 was designed as a luxurious car and a grand tourer, but with its excellent weight distribution and V8 engine, it was a performance machine. In 1978 it was awarded the prestigious European Car of the Year.Ernst Fuhrman, Porsches....Continue Reading >>
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