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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Germany
production 2
engine V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 valves / cyl
displacement 4957 cc / 302.5 in³
bore 100.0 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 78.9 mm / 3.11 in
compression 10.0:1
power 235.6 kw / 315.9 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 63.73 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 190.3 bhp per tonne
torque 429.8 nm / 317.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 225/50VR-16
rear tires 245/45VR-16
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 20.3 cm / 16.0 x 8.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight 1660 kg / 3660 lbs
wheelbase 2499 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1552 mm / 61.1 in
rear track 1547 mm / 60.9 in
length 4524 mm / 178.1 in
width 1836 mm / 72.3 in
height 1283 mm / 50.5 in
transmission 4-Speed Auto
gear ratios 4.07:1, 2.71:1, 1.93:1, 1.46:1, 1.00:1
final drive 2.20:1