Built to the highest standards at Porsche’s iconic Stuttgart plant, the 928 saw a lengthy production run which lasted from 1977 to 1995 and thanks to its unique and superb design by Wolfgang Möbius and Anatole Lapine, the 928 managed to always look brand new and it certainly improved with age. The 928’s graceful design was vastly improved by the S4 facelift which was arguably the best looking generation of 928 with cleaner lines and more elegant fog lamps and rear lights.
The 928 S4 was introduced in 1987 and was to remain as the design basis for all subsequent 928 models, including the GT and the GTS. It was a huge success and led to a major boost in sales. Performance also grew and the engine was a upgraded 5.0 V8 with 316BHP, strong numbers for the time. The combination of the excellent V8 and the sleek aerodynamic body pushed the S4 to an astonishing top speed of 171MPH with a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds. These figures are considerable by today’s standards, let alone in 1987 which put the performance of the 928 at a level only spitting distance away from supercars such as the Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack, the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. These unbelievable statistics were only added to by the relative affordability of the Porsche compared to its exotic rivals. Few other cars could offer these figures with the levels of comfort and practicality of the 928.
This fully original 928 S4 we are offering is in a great condition and has covered just 71,800 kilometres from new. Delivered new in Cape Town back in1988, it has obviously been loved and well cared for. Imported by the current owner in 2018, it remained in his care since. Climbing into the incredibly comfortable black leather seats takes you back in time to the late 80s, a feeling only intensified by the fact that the popular 80s Hollywood Blockbuster "Risky Business" of the era featured a similar magnificent car.
This is a truly stunning car with real nostalgic ambience that takes you back to a cooler time and few cars of the period can match the 928 in terms of usability and presence.
Body: 2 Doors Coupe
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 71,850KM
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: First Delivered in Cape Town in1988. Import and registered in Hong Kong in 2018. One owner in Hong Kong. Well maintained and very well-kept. Original Tool Kit, Owners Manual, Service Books and Importation File are present.
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The Ultimate Grand Touring Porsche
Porsche's first production model to power a V8 engine.
The S4 equipped with an upgraded version of the V8 engine with 5L and 320 horsepower.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
In the late 1960’s, changing market priorities put pressure on Porsche AG to develop a new production model. As fears of a US rear-engined car ban lingered in the air, Porsche executives agreed on the future of the marque being a front-engined, water-cooled V8 four-seater GT. Porsche executives believed that a car with such characteristics would have greater market penetration than the 911. The Porsche 928 was introduced, and it is a luxury grand tourer produced by Porsche between 1978 and 1995. The 928 combined the power, posture and handling of a sports car with refinement, comfort and luxury. An alloy V8 was attached to a rear-mounted gearbox, and the galvanised body had aluminium doors and bonnet, plus body-coloured plastic bumpers - pretty radical for its time. The culmination of these efforts, the Porsche 928, proved a success over 17 years of production.
The 928 was launched to a fanfare and surprised many by being named European Car of the Year. Critics immediately recognised the advances inherent in the 928 over the 911, and the car was universally praised as one of the greatest 'GT' cars of all time. It handled, it was quick, it looked fantastic and it was comfortable. With the 928, Porsche created a serious long distance grand-touring car that could also tackle twisting B-roads with ease, thanks to super-direct steering, 50/50 weight distribution and a clever Weissach rear axle that kept the car firmly planted. Many road testers found that their nerve ran out long before the 928's grip. Porsche continuously developed their range-topper throughout its production life, culminating with the launch of the S4 in 1987, which differed slightly from the earlier Series cars with its smoothed-off front and rear bumpers, larger rear spoiler, more interior equipment and a 5-litre version of the V8 engine developing 316bhp.
In the end, the 928 never became the substitute of the iconic 911. The 911 remained in production and re-tooled due to its huge success and large fanbase. The 928 on the other hand would be a more upmarket option, a luxury Grand Tourer, to appeal to the elite who preferred luxury cars to analogue sports cars. Despite the emphasis on comfort and practicality, the 928 was always a very fast car. It was faster than any of its 911 contemporaries throughout its production run all the way up to the Porsche 911 964 Turbo.
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