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1993 PORSCHE 928GTS
- 109,879 Mileage:
- 168 Top Speed:
- 1993 Year:
- 5.6 0 - 60:
- February 15 MOT Expiry:
- 345 BHP:
- Expired Tax Expiry:
- 4 Speed Automatic Transmission:
- Midnight Blue Exterior Colour:
- 5397cc Engine Capacity:
- Linen Grey Leather Interior Colour:
- V8 Engine Configuration:
MODEL HISTORYThe Porsche 928 was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1977, it then went on sale the following year as a 1978 model.
At first some hardcore Porsche fans rejected it as the design was so far removed from traditional Porsche values but despite this it went on to win 'car of the year' and was the first sports car to do so. The 928 was the bigger brother to the 924 with a more powerful engine, a 240 bhp 4.5 litre water-cooled V8 which gave excellent performance. The body work was more rounded off with faired in impact bumpers to streamline the shape which gave it a futuristic design. Other state of the art technology included corrosion-resistant aluminium panels, self-adjusting valves and 12,500 mile servicing. The rear wheels were driven via a rear-mounted transmission improving weight distribution.
In 1981 the 928S was produced, with subtle styling modifications and a much needed 25 percent increase in power to 300bhp to compete with other manufacturers at the time. The increase in power came through an enlarged 4.7 litre engine, the compression ratio was also raised and camshafts re-profiled.
The 928 S4 was introduced in 1987 with more power via an additional increase in engine capacity to 5.0 litres. The engine produced 335 bhp with 4 valves per cylinder, modified cylinder heads and larger valves. This really boosted performance with 0-60 dealt with in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph. Around 80 S4's where built with the very desirable 5 speed dog leg gearbox. The styling also became a little smoother with flush-fitting lights, a rear spoiler which was foldable on the first S4's and an integrated spoiler at the front. To make the cars more user friendly they now came with extras like leather trim, central locking and split folding rear seats. The brakes were especially effective and believed to be better than any other production car of its time. There were many reviews in its day that said this 928 could well be the most efficient handling car produced of the era.
Porsche continued to develop the 928 model and in the spring of 1992 the GTS was introduced. Performance was upgraded yet again, the double over-head cam V8 was increased to 5.4 litres which produced 345 bhp which gave it a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 168mph. The GTS was given 17" cup designed alloy wheels, Brembo 4-pot calipers which were so good they became known as 'GTS brakes' and many enthusiasts fitted them to their older 928's. Other new features included a tiptronic system for the automatic gearbox and a re-shaped rear spoiler which was colour coded to match the body.
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1989-1995 PORSCHE 928 GT/GTS
OverviewGT is a slightly sportier version of the S4 with an extra 10bhp and a short-shifting close-ratio five-speed manual gearbox and sports seats, but standard suspension settings. Rare and sought after. However, the GTS that replaced it in 1992 was the ultimate 928. The engine has a long-stroke crank to take it out to 5.4 litres and 350bhp, while the body is revised with widened rear arches to take larger ‘Cup’ design 17in alloy wheels. A body-colour rear spoiler and teardrop mirrors also help bring the styling up to date. Both manual and automatic versions were offered.
electronic fuel injection
ChassisIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic damper struts
Independent, Weissach axle, upper transverse torsion bars, semi-trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers
rack and pinion
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