Unique among other forms of Porsche cars, the Porsche 928 is considered a “luxury grand tourer.” Originally produced in 1978, it was first designed to be a replacement for the legendary Porsche 911 but then became something else. It took the typical Porsche 911 power and added luxury on top of it. The idea was to combine the comfort, refined and sophistication of a top notch luxury car with the sheer might of the Porsche 911. The goal was to make this vehicle the new flagship, to appeal to a wider base of consumer than the 911 might on its own.
There were Porsche 928s with a 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmission as well as a 5-speed. In 1978, the Porsche 928 became the only sports car to have ever won the award of “European Car of the Year.”
Today, we look back on the 928 as the first Porsche to have a V8, as well as the only coupe that had a front-mounted V8 engine. Built from 1977 to 1995, these vehicles have a secure place in Porsche history. You can look at a Porsche and know immediately that it’s a 928, due to the unique style and look.