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So Not Green . . .

Posted: July 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: porsche 928 | Tags: , | Comments Off on So Not Green . . .

We’re sure Porsche would argue – spin the good spin – This Car is So Far from green it would have to be up the with BP’s gulf Disaster on the Green Richter . . . . 
We don’t care – as fans of the original, our christmas list for 2013 is now filled !




Built on the platform that underpins the Panamera four-door sports sedan, the unnamed two-door will ride on a shorter wheelbase but will share at least 60 percent of its parts with the Panamera. The sedan’s control-arm front suspension and multilink rear will likely get firmer tuning in keeping with the coupe’s sporting pretense. The shorter wheelbase will reduce the coupe’s weight and improve its handling, but the reduction will come at the expense of rear-seat space. As in the 911, the back seats will likely only be suitable for driving rugs or sports bags.




Coupe buyers will choose from a selection of Porsche’s next-generation direct-injection-equipped V-8 engines. The Cayenne SUV will also get these new V-8s. Power is expected to be about 350 horses upward, with turbo versions making in excess of 500. There are rumors regarding a possible 6.0-liter V-10, which would reportedly make about 650 horsepower. 
Transmission choices should mirror those found in the Panamera — a seven-speed, dual-clutch DSG in the automatic role and a six-speed manual for those who insist on traditional shifting. There are no plans for an all-wheel-drive version. Like the 928 that preceded it, this coupe will be rear-wheel drive, with a transaxle helping to balance weight distribution.




Pricing for this front-engine Porsche will likely begin where the naturally aspirated 911’s leaves off, a base version of the coupe going for about $200,000, with prices of higher-horsepower versions rising quickly into the rare $300,000-plus.

What we can’t tell is is what Porsche will name the car, 928 might seem nice – logical even. However porsche has been handing out proper names since the Boxster – Cayenne, Carrera GT, Cayman and Panamera. It figures then that only the 911 will keep it’s numeric naming . . . . 


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