1987 Porsche 928 H50


1987 Porsche 928 H50

In 1987 Porsche experimented with a long-wheel-base 928 called the H50 that accommodated four doors and full-size rear seats. It was built on the then recently released S4 platform with the 330 bhp V8.

Two different versions of the H50 were made, one as a station wagon and another as a hatchback. Porsche was pretty serious about testing the car and put it though 5000 miles of testing until the body was found not rigid enough to meet production standards.

Porsche hint that this car is the predecessor to the Type 970 Panamera released in April of 2009.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atGermany
production2
engineV8
valvetrainDOHC 4 valves / cyl
displacement4957 cc / 302.5 in³
bore100.0 mm / 3.94 in
stroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in
compression10.0:1
power235.6 kw / 315.9 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output63.73 bhp per litre
bhp/weight190.3 bhp per tonne
torque429.8 nm / 317.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires225/50VR-16
rear tires245/45VR-16
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 20.3 cm / 16.0 x 8.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight1660 kg / 3660 lbs
wheelbase2499 mm / 98.4 in
front track1552 mm / 61.1 in
rear track1547 mm / 60.9 in
length4524 mm / 178.1 in
width1836 mm / 72.3 in
height1283 mm / 50.5 in
transmission4-Speed Auto
gear ratios4.07:1, 2.71:1, 1.93:1, 1.46:1, 1.00:1
final drive2.20:1