Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977, and voted Car of the Year for 1978, the 928 was intended as an upmarket replacement for the long-running 911, but in the end Porsche’s rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928’s stylish hatchback body featured aluminium doors, bonnet and front wings in the interests of weight saving, while ingenious impact-resistant ‘bumpers’ made of colour-matched plastic were incorporated into the nose and tail. The V8 engine – Porsche’s first – displaced 4.5 litres and produced 234bhp.
A five-speed transaxle gearbox or three-speed automatic were the transmission options. In 1979 the 928S with 4.6 litre engine arrived, and then in 1986 the model was further revised and restyled, becoming the 928 S4. Its engine producing 320bhp courtesy of twin-cam, 16-valve cylinder heads and enlargement to 4,957cc, the S4 enjoyed a welcome top speed boost to 160mph. The UK launch price was £46,534. In 1989 Porsche moved the game on with the even more powerful 928 GT, which, with a top speed of around 170mph, was the Stuttgart firm’s fastest production car at that time. Porsche has not made anything like the 928 since its deletion in 1995.
This manual gearbox matching numbers 928 GT was delivered new in 1994, in the stunning shade of Baltic grey metallic with black leather interior. Having covered just 19,000km from new, it has most recently been serviced with a belt change by a UK specialist in April 2017, and the air conditioning re-gassed in June of this year.
This rare very low mileage and desirable manual 928 GT is perhaps the perfect and best equipped modern supercar in fantastic condition.