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The Porsche 928 was the company’s first production car with a V-8 engine and the only coupe powered by a front-mounted V-8 as of today. Developed in the 1970s as a replacement of the 911, the 928 was eventually sold alongside the rear-engine sports car. Production lasted from 1977 until 1995. What people saw was a sleek if rather heavy-looking 2 + 2 hatchback coupe unlike anything else on the road -- a sort of German Corvette.
Porsche 928 S (1980-1986) Pictures
To replace the base 928, a refreshed 928 S was released in Europe in the 1980 model year (1983 for North America). The S wore new front and rear spoilers and sported wider wheels and tires, but the main change was a revised 4.7 L engine. In 1985, North America got a new 5.0 L 288 hp 32-valve engine with Bosch LH-Jetronic injection. Mid-year 1986 models incorporated the upgraded suspension and Brembo brakes.