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1978-1987 PORSCHE 928/S/S2 specifications

1978-1987 PORSCHE 928/S/S2 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Porsche’s intended replacement for the 911 may not have achieved that goal, but it wasn’t for lack of performance or technological wizardry. An alloy V8 was attached to a rear-mounted gearbox and clothed in a galvanised body with aluminium doors and bonnet and body-coloured plastic bumpers – pretty radical for 1977. The original 4.5-litres was upped to 4.7 for the 300bhp 928S in 1982. Two years later, higher compression and a new fuel-injection system saw that rise to 310bhp in the 928 S2, which also offered ABS as an option for the first time on a Porsche.

Production

  • Production:
    17,710
  • Price at launch:
    £19,499
  • Price (excellent)
    £7,500
  • Price (good):
    £6,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.2secs
  • Top speed:
    158.0mph
  • Power:
    240.0bhp
  • Torque:
    257.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic damper struts
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, Weissach axle, upper transverse torsion bars, semi-trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4445mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2500mm
  • Width:
    1836mm
  • Height:
    1310mm
  • Weight:
    1468kgs

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