Many people have had trouble disassociating Porsche from the 911, so everything else the car company produced was seen suspiciously, and was never a great commercial success. Until recently, with the Cayenne and Panamera, that was certainly the case, and the 1977 Porsche 928 was no exception. With its front engine, integrated styling and perfect balance, the 928 was a fantastic car by any standards, ant the fact that it survived almost 20 years before being cancelled in 1996. The style of the Porsche 928 is what most remember – it looks like nothing if not a speeding bullet – and was widely praised for it, although sales failed to follow through.
Unsurprisingly, the fastest of the Porsche 928 were the latest ones: equipped with a masterful 32 valve, 5.4-liter V8 that produced 345 (US & Canada) or 350 (Europe) horsepower, it could reach a top speed of 171 miles per hour, and accelerate to 60 in 5.1 seconds.
The 928 was an exceptional GT car by any measure, it only suffered by comparison to the 911. Out of respect for its 911 racing customers, Porsche never entered the 928 as an official ‘works’ car in any race, but few doubt that it would have fared very well indeed. Rumors abound of all all-new Porsche 928, a sports coupe based on the Panamera, but as of this writing, this is just hearsay.