In the early 1970s, a lot of corporate and marketing planning has been going on for the Porsche AG with an ultimate goal of overcoming the problems the company is experiencing. During that time, the sales of the Porsche 911 have been dwindling and Porsche is planning to eventually replace it. The eventual result of all these planning was the Porsche 928, a car destined to replace the Porsche 911.
The design for the Porsche 928 began in 1971. It was aimed to eventually replace the poor selling Porsche 911. It would also be Porsche's first entry to the Grand Tourer market category, a venture it has not considered in the past but was aimed to replace its entire sports coupe line. The car was ready for production in 1977, but Porsche decided to delay its production due to the continuing energy crisis that hit North America. It was first unveiled at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show as a concept car and actual production and sales of the car started only in 1979.
The Porsche 928 was second only to the 924 in using a water-cooled, front mounted engine. Although the 928 was designed and finished earlier, the smaller 924 was introduced first because of marketing strategy. Nonetheless, the Porsche 928 is still distinguished as Porsche's first water-cooled, front mounted V8 engine, as the 924 used only a 4-cylinder engine while the other Porsche cars used to be equipped with either a straight-four or a V8 engine. All Porsche 928 may be equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic transmission, although only the automatic version was available for cars manufacture for North America.
The Porsche 928 was manufactured and sold only until 1995. It never became what it was intended to be—the ultimate replacement to the Porsche 911. It has never even outsold the Porsche 911, although its sales were also high for most of its lifetime. Nonetheless, the Porsche 928 also has some achievements of its own that its car owners can be proud about. For one, it has been named as the World's Fastest Production Car in 1986. It also has a lot of characteristics that can never be found in the Porsche 911.
While the Porsche 928 did not become what it was supposed to be, many car buyers and enthusiasts were satisfied with its performance and continue to love the car up to now. If you are one of them, then you probably still want to use your car today. Here at Parts Train, we have a wide array of Porsche 928 parts offered on our website. Just browse through our online catalog of parts and easily find for yourself the Porsche 928 part that you need to make your car perform just as it used to. With our high quality and high performance replacement and repair Porsche 928 auto parts, your Porsche 928 would surely perform just the way it should.