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 by Richard Owen
price $ $26 000 USD
engine V8
valvetrain SOHC
displacement 4474 cc / 273.0 in³
bore 95.0 mm / 3.74 in
stroke 78.9 mm / 3.11 in
compression 8.5:1
power 163.3 kw / 219.0 bhp @ 5250 rpm
specific output 48.95 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 344.4 nm / 254.0 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel w/ Aluminum Hood & Fenders
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 225/50VR-16
rear tires 225/50VR-16
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
f brake size x 282 mm / x 11.1 in
r brake size x 290 mm / x 11.4 in
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight 1547 kg / 3411 lbs
wheelbase 2497 mm / 98.3 in
front track 1544 mm / 60.8 in
rear track 1514 mm / 59.6 in
length 4463 mm / 175.7 in
width 1836 mm / 72.3 in
height 1311 mm / 51.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.60:1, 2.41:1, 1.75:1, 1.34:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive 2.75:1
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