Porsche 928 Pictures and Specifications

The luxurious Porsche 928 matured into one of the world's greatest grand touring cars.
The luxurious Porsche 928 matured into one of the world's best grand touring cars.

Porsche's first V-8 production car bowed in Europe in 1977, and came to America the following year. Like the 924, the Porsche 928 broke with Porsche tradition in having a water-cooled front engine. Styled largely by American Tony Lapine, the 928 was burly and luxurious, yet its new all-aluminum 4.5-liter V-8 was as innovative as any Porsche engine.

The pages of pictures and specifications that follow outline this car's evolution from the late 1970s trough the mid 1990s.

Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

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1978-1982 Porsche 928 Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 928 was a combination of great luxury and incredible performance. It debuted in 1978 as one of the most expensive cars in the Porsche line. The 928 was a startling departure from the performance-driven 911, but was no less patiently and meticulously honed over the years.

Initial U.S. horsepower for the Porsche 928 was a stout 219.
Initial U.S. horsepower for the Porsche 928 was a stout 220.

The 928's front engine drove a rear transaxle via a flexible propshaft.
The Porsche 928's front engine drove a rear transaxle via a flexible propshaft.

The Porsche 928 boasted an aluminum 4.5-liter V-8 engine.
The Porsche 928 boasted an aluminum 4.5-liter V-8 engine.

1978-1982 Porsche 928 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $28,500 for 1978 model
  • $38,500 for 1980 model

Dimensions:

Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
175.1 98.4 3,300

Engines:

Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
4474
sohc V-8
220
1978-1982

Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

For more information on Porsche and other exciting cars, see:

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1983-1992 Porsche 928S and 928S 4 Pictures and Specifications

A hotter Porsche 928S went on sale in Europe in 1980, but America didn't get the more potent 234-bhp engine until 1982, along with a new four-speed automatic transmission. The Porsche 928S 4 proved its mettle by reaching a top speed of 172 mph in Utah in 1986, making it the fastest production car on the road.

With its 5.0-liter engine, the 1985 Porsche 928 S could reach 60 mph in under 6 seconds.
With its 5.0-liter V-8, the 1985 Porsche 928S hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds.

New flat-face wheels identified the 1985 Porsche 928 S externally.
New flat-face wheels identified the 1985 Porsche 928S externally.

The Porsche 928 S had a rich interior with leather upholstery.
The Porsche 928S had a rich and comfortable interior with leather upholstery.

1983-1992 Porsche 928S and 928S 4 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $44,000 for 1984 928S
  • $50,000 for 1985 928S
  • $58,900 for 1987 928S 4
  • $63,500 for 1988 928S 4
  • $74,500 for 1990 928S 4
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
175.1 98.4 3,300

Engines:

Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
4644
sohc V-8
232
1983-1984
4957
dohc V-8
288
1985-1986
4957
dohc V-8316-326
1987-1992

Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

For more information on Porsche and other exciting cars, see:

  • Consumer Guide Porsche new car prices and reviews
  • Consumer Guide Porsche used car prices and reviews
  • Consumer Guide premium performance cars prices and reviews
  • Ferrari: Learn about hundreds of road and racing Ferraris.
  • Muscle Cars: Check out 1960s and '70s American muscle cars.

1993-1995 Porsche 928 GTS Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 928 started the 1993 season early when Porsche released new GTS models in spring '92. The big news was a V-8 stoked to 5.4 liters and 345 U.S. horsepower. Appearance was subtly altered with a reshaped rear wing, broader rear track, and wider rolling stock. Performance was little changed, however, and worldwide sales were down to just over 600 units.

Though sales were limited, the Porsche 928 GTS is sure to become a collector car.
The fantastic Porsche 928 GTS was a fitting conclusion to the 928 line.

The Porsche 928 GTS saw little change in its swan-song year, 1995.
The Porsche 928 GTS saw little change in its swan-song year, 1995.

1993-1995 Porsche 928 GTS Specifications

Prices New:
  • $81,000 for 1993 model
  • $82,260 for 1995 model
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
177.9 98.4 3,600

Engines:

Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
5400
dohc V-8
345
1993-1995

Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

For more information on Porsche and other exciting cars, see:

  • Consumer Guide Porsche new car prices and reviews
  • Consumer Guide Porsche used car prices and reviews
  • Consumer Guide premium performance cars prices and reviews
  • Ferrari: Learn about hundreds of road and racing Ferraris.
  • Muscle Cars: Check out 1960s and '70s American muscle cars.