• Apr 20th 2009 at 9:27PM
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Porsche 928 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Despite previous reports to the contrary, new reports suggest that Porsche is indeed planning a front-engine coupe to fill the void left in its line-up by the old 928. The original front-engined V8 GT was built by Porsche in various iterations between 1978 and 1995 before it was dropped. Since news of the four-door Panamera's development began circulating, so did rumors of a two-door variant to pick up the 928's mantle, but now that the Panamera has made its official public debut in Shanghai, new accounts suggest that Stuttgart is working on it already.

In this case, according to UK magazine Auto Express, any potential 928 successor would run in parallel, not as a replacement to the 911 (natch). Expect a fastback profile and the mechanicals to carry over largely from the Panamera, while reportedly reduced demand for lower-end Porsches like the Boxster and Caymen would dictate that the new GT would be positioned significantly higher, taking aim at the likes of the Bentley Continental GT and Aston Martin DB9. Is there any truth to the reports? Only time will tell, but in the meantime we've assembled a new gallery with high-resolution images of the original Porsche 928 for your nostalgic reminiscence...just click the thumbnails below.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I want to see a modern 944.
      • 6 Years Ago
      now that would be pretty cool, love to see a new V8 Coupe from Porsche.
      • 6 Years Ago
      where do you get these stock photos from?
        • 6 Years Ago
        • 6 Years Ago
        oh and

        sorry that the first 3 didn't post as links, those were just off the top of my head.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As long as it's based on the Panamera, and doesn't actually look like it, that would be awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 928 has always been one of my favorite Porsches. Such a great looking car!
      • 6 Years Ago
      A white 928 just followed and went around me on the way to work this morning. They still look great so many years later!
        • 6 Years Ago
        This was considered a super car in 1978, Power output: 219 hp, shod with Pirelli P7s.

        The 928, 635Csi, XJS were the alpha predators of the GT class.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Never been into porsches but this was always one that I liked. They're dirt cheap too. . . not counting the rediculous repair charges I've heard horror stories about.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have one, a '79 5-speed. It is an amazing car considering its age. And the previous poster is right - a '95 GTS is going to run you anywhere from $30-$100k depending on its condition. Personally, I don't think the "GTS premium" is worth it as you can get a sweet S4 with is 90% the same for a lot less. GTS's aren't actually that much better, they are just incredibly rare.

      Most people don't realize it but there were only 77 US model GTS's in 1995. ALL GTS's for the USA for all years is about 400 cars. The rarity is what makes them so expensive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I drive a '79 5-speed as well. What can i say there were like 10.000 units sold in '79 world wide...Probably like 9.000 still running ;) I love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I recently read about a 94-95 928GT with around 4-5K miles sold for $94K. The original price was in the $80s. Plus it was a 5 speed which helps value.

      I'm on my second 928 and can affirm their qualities.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think the front/rear setup shoudl be carried, perhaps more of a tourer than a carrera, after all ferrari has the 612, not every car has to be an enzo
      • 6 Years Ago
      My GAWD it's ugly!!! And to think of it, it was one of my dream cars of my childhood...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the 928 needs to come out of the grave and reclaim some stats. The original did the 1/4 mile in 14.3 @ 97mph.
      Ironically the exact same numbers a modern day Camry SE v6 produces. 928 just rolled over in its grave and is coming back to prove itself again! Im all for it so long as it looks WAY better than the Pamamera
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