1978 Porsche 928


1978 Porsche 928

1978 Porsche 928

The Porsche Model 928 was launched in 1977 as the first of a new generation of Porsche cars. It had a similar body to the 924, but was powered by a water-cooled V-8 engine. Not only was it a different design compared to the 911 model, but its engine was also cooled differently. In 1978, a year after it first appeared on the market, the 928 was crowned Car of the Year. –Porsche

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$26 000 USD
engineV8
valvetrainSOHC
displacement4474 cc / 273.0 in³
bore95.0 mm / 3.74 in
stroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in
compression8.5:1
power163.3 kw / 219.0 bhp @ 5250 rpm
specific output48.95 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque344.4 nm / 254.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel w/ Aluminum Hood & Fenders
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires225/50VR-16
rear tires225/50VR-16
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
f brake sizex 282 mm / x 11.1 in
r brake sizex 290 mm / x 11.4 in
front wheelsF 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight1547 kg / 3411 lbs
wheelbase2497 mm / 98.3 in
front track1544 mm / 60.8 in
rear track1514 mm / 59.6 in
length4463 mm / 175.7 in
width1836 mm / 72.3 in
height1311 mm / 51.6 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.60:1, 2.41:1, 1.75:1, 1.34:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive2.75:1
top speed~222.1 kph / 138.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph~18.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~15.6 seconds