Porsche 928 S2
|Transmission||Manual 5 speeds|
When the Porsche 928 was first released, its design was completely different from what most people would have described as a car. Its design made use of aluminum and polyurethane, which were just beginning to be used in the manufacture of cars. This allowed him to have long, elegant and sophisticated lines. It also won the 1978 European Car of the Year award, which was high praise and reflected its popularity.
At the time of the Porsche 928’s release, Porsche was only 28 years old. The company was young and the new car marked a decidedly different direction from the previous 911 model. The 928 had a V8 engine placed under a long sculpted hood, with the car’s cabin set back further. The sleek styling was synonymous with high performance, and the interior was synonymous with luxury. For many supercar enthusiasts, the fact that it was more expensive than the 911 was irrelevant because it exuded intense prestige.
One of its most famous technical features, which distinguished it from other cars, was its Weissach axle, designed by Porsche. This was a never-before-realized technology that allowed the rear wheels to make an active toe-in movement, which provided an extremely high level of lateral grip in turns. From 1978 to 1994, the Porsche 928 has been declined in several different models: each model has sought to achieve a redesign of the initial version to improve performance or perfect the interior and exterior design. In some cases, buyers were able to specify certain features. Such was the case with the 928 S2 Coupe, which featured luxurious interior features such as power leather seats, power windows and mirrors, air conditioning, AM and FM cassette stereo, cruise control and metallic paint.