A Transient Historical past Of The Porsche 928
- by Automobilnews.eu
The physique was forward of its time in aerodynamics, and most of it was made from aluminum alloy. Nonetheless, there have been a number of supplies that wanted to be painted, so Porsche needed to develop a brand new paint that might bond to all of the surfaces with out altering the colour. Regardless of being a bigger automobile, the 928 solely weighed 3,196 kilos – greater than the a lot smaller Porsche 911 on the time (2,469 kilos), however a lot lower than the Mercedes-Benz SL (3,955 kilos).
The Porsche 928 wasn’t an instantaneous success, promoting reasonably properly in its first 12 months, and not less than partly as a result of 911 nonetheless being on sale and promoting at virtually a 3rd of the worth because the 928. Regardless of snobbery from those who thought Porsche ought to solely ever make the 911, it was typically well-received by lovers and journalists. One widespread commendation was that the 928 was a way more snug automotive and a safer automobile to drive quick than the a lot trickier 911.