It seems hard to believe today, but once, the very things that made an older Porsche 911 so desirable—the engine in the rear, the air-cooling, the noise, the raw driving experience—were once seen as liabilities. The Porsche 928 was created to fix that. It failed... or did it?
The 718 Boxster and Cayman have taken over as the cheap Porsches of the day, sort of like modern-day 914s. Yet those of us who got into inexpensive classic Porsches another way have been left in the dust. Porsche made brilliant front-engine, rear-transaxle cars in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and they owe us a new one.
The other weekend I found myself at a car show put on by Magnus Walker, with row after row of pristine Porsche 911s, all with engine bays so clean you could eat off of them. It is with those 911s in mind that I ask, which one of you is going to buy this crapheap widebody Porsche 928 for $4,000?
While we were away at Monterey Car Week, Porsche held the most glorious parade of my people on the Nürburgring during the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix. This massive herd of Porsche 944s, 924s, 968s and 928s was there to celebrate 40 years of the Porsche transaxle. Which one is your favorite?
Porsche in the 1970s and 1980s was struggling to determine its future. Would it keep the beloved 911, which was getting long in the tooth? Or would it replace it with an all-new grand tourer, the 928? Fortunately for fans of the timeless 911, these front-engined coupes saved the company’s bacon.
It takes madness to understand the Porsche 928, a car that was once supposed to be the successor to the 911, but was more of a cushy grand tourer—especially when equipped with a sluggish four-speed automatic gearbox. Fortunately, Regular Car Reviews is truly insane, and they also got their hands on a 928 S4.
Is the Porsche 928 a car that only existed in the past?
Welcome, one and all, to the very first installment of Build of the Week, where I feature cars that throw all caution, common sense, and budgets in the trash and you comment about how your modified Jetta GLX could beat it from a 40 MPH roll on the highway.
Like any great American, or British person, you probably spent most of Christmas Day binge-watching James Bond movies because that is a far more palatable alternative to talking to your relatives. And you probably cringed at the scene in Skyfall where the bad guys blew up a classic Aston Martin DB5.
The front-engined, V8-powered Porsche 928 was intended to be an eventual replacement for the iconic but aging 911, but Porsche-philes everywhere made it clear that they prefer their flagship car has the engine in the back. That didn't stop the 928 from being great, and a lot of people long for a new one.
Yes, a Porsche 928. Once one of the most expensive cars you could buy, still one of the most complex. Only a madman owns one and only a genius offroads it.
The Porsche 928 was a brilliant car that had one problem — it was too expensive to buy, own, and fix for anyone to really hoon properly. Or was it? I shall put this theory to the test.
For no reason, here's one of the most WTF-inducing TV show fake car stunts I've ever seen.
This week Jalopnik buddy and noted speed fiend Alex Roy made the insanely great but also somewhat questionable decision to become a Porsche 928 owner. For some strange reason he let Travis and Raph drive it a bit, and they seemed impressed.
The phone rings. Friend of Jalopnik and cross-country record holder Alex Roy is on the other end. It's a simple conversation: "I'm outside the office. Come downstairs and see my new car." This is a man who daily drives a Morgan Three Wheeler, so I could only imagine what would be waiting for me. I was outside in…
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
Did you ever think of the 928 as an omnipotent Greek deity transmogrified into a giant aquatic bird who seduces—or, depending on the interpretation, rapes—the mother of Helen of Troy? Photographer Alex Rank did! Click through to experience this classical reinterpretation.