PORSCHE 928 GTS
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
While the Grand Touring car-category was rising with vehicles such as the BMW 850i and the Mercedes-Benz’s 560 SEC, Porsche offered a special version of the 928.
Designed as a second range for the already known 911, the 928 was a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive grand touring car. It was luxurious and powerful. Despite failing to convince enough customers and being axed after just three years on the production line, the 928 GTS was still a fast and luxurious car.
The original lines of the Porsche 928 were still beautiful but, somehow, already outdated since the car was introduced in 1977. The pop-up lights were almost out of fashion, and some of its features did not fit the times anymore. The long and flat hood and the 2+2 cabin were still attributes of a GT car. The designers took a different approach for the rear end, with a sloped and big windscreen as a tailgate.
To fit better in the GT category, Porsche did the car with leather sport seats. The engineers needed a higher transmission tunnel to install the gearbox in the back, in a transaxle system. The designers installed special trims on the steps and comfort features as standard, such as the AC unit and a premium sound system for the GTS version.
Under the hood, Porsche installed a 5.4-liter V8 engine, which was tuned to sound more like an American muscle car. It was paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 340 hp engine was good enough to propel the GTS like a 1970’s muscle car but faster and more comfortable.