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Conception | Porsche 928 | Daddys-Carparts

Ordered by Ferdinand Porsche to come up with a production-feasible concept for his new model, Fuhrmann initiated a design study in 1971, eventually taking from the process the final specification for the 928. Several drivetrain layouts were considered during early development, including rear and mid-engined designs, but most were dismissed because of technical and legislative difficulties.

Having the engine, transmission, catalytic converter(s) and exhaust all cramped into a small rear engine bay made emission and noise control more difficult, something Porsche was already facing problems with on the 911 and wanted to avoid. After deciding that the mid-engine layout did not allow enough room in the passenger compartment, a front engine rear wheel drive layout was chosen.

The finished car debuted at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later that year as a 1978 model. Although it won early acclaim for its comfort and power, sales were slow. 


This article is based on the article Porsche 928 from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and is double licensed under GNU-Lizenz Free Documation License and Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported. In the Wikipedia is a list of the authors available.

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Conception | Porsche 928 | Daddys-Carparts

Ordered by Ferdinand Porsche to come up with a production-feasible concept for his new model, Fuhrmann initiated a design study in 1971, eventually taking from the process the final specification for the 928. Several drivetrain layouts were considered during early development, including rear and mid-engined designs, but most were dismissed because of technical and legislative difficulties.

Having the engine, transmission, catalytic converter(s) and exhaust all cramped into a small rear engine bay made emission and noise control more difficult, something Porsche was already facing problems with on the 911 and wanted to avoid. After deciding that the mid-engine layout did not allow enough room in the passenger compartment, a front engine rear wheel drive layout was chosen.

The finished car debuted at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later that year as a 1978 model. Although it won early acclaim for its comfort and power, sales were slow. 


This article is based on the article Porsche 928 from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and is double licensed under GNU-Lizenz Free Documation License and Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported. In the Wikipedia is a list of the authors available.

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