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Should Porsche Have Built A Four Door Vehicle?

By   August 13, 2016

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

Many Porsche enthusiasts were very disappointed when the news was first announced that the German performance car maker would be building a SUV. After all the crest was meant for a sports car and that does not describe any vehicle with four doors, especially an SUV.

To make matters worse for these purists it didn’t stop at the Cayenne. No, the Panamera was next and most recently the Macan. All three offer great levels of performance and incredible engineering, but are they true Porsches?

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1985 Porsche 928S Retro Review

By   May 31, 2016

1985 Porsche 928S

1985 Porsche 928S

The Porsche 928 was quite a change for the German performance car maker. Until the 928 Porsche was known for rear and mid-engined sports cars. The 928 was the first car designed by the company to have the engine sitting in front of the driver (the 924 went into production first, but work on the 928 design began before the 924).

For 1985 Porsche introduced the US 928S with a 5.0-liter V8. The power plant featured four valves per cylinder and offered 288 horsepower, which wasn’t bad in the mid-80’s.

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Matt Farah Is Blown Away By A Clean Porsche 928 S4

By   April 9, 2016

Matt Farah Driving a Porsche 928 S4

Matt Farah Driving a Porsche 928 S4

At one time the Porsche 928 was planned to replace the 911 (at least according to most accounts, although some say that the 944 Turbo was to be the replacement). That never happened and what was one of the best GT cars ever made is no longer in production.

The 928 was the first car from Porsche with a V8 engine sitting up front. A transaxle was placed out back to help with balance and that helped make it one of the best handling cars on the road in its day.

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Comparing A 1983 Porsche 928 S To A Chevy Camaro Z28

By   April 8, 2016

1983 Porsche 928 S And Camaro Z28

1983 Porsche 928 S And Camaro Z/28

The Porsche 928 and Camaro Z28 are not vehicles that are often compared. They are in many ways totally different types of cars. The 928 is a luxury performance machine, but the Z28 is a muscle car that in 1983 still had a solid rear axle.

Back in 1983 MotorWeek decided to test both vehicles on the track. At the time the 928 S went for over $40,000 versus just over $10,000 for the high performance Camaro.

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