Porsche 928S – Click above for high-res image gallery

Take a look at Porsche's lineup and you'll notice one great big gaping hole. There are sportscars of every flavor – hardtops and convertibles ranging from the Boxster to the Cayman and nearly every conceivable iteration of the iconic 911 the inventive minds in Stuttgart can think up – along with two differently sized crossovers and one high-performance sedan.

So, what's the problem? There isn't a single grand touring coupe in the mix.

As such, it's not surprising that rumors of a Porsche 928 revival have been spreading like wildfire across the dry plains of the internet over the last several years. The logical reasoning sees Porsche shortening its Panamera platform and ejecting the rear seat to make such a grand touring coupe, which would leave the manufacturer with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive machine in the tradition of its old 928.

According to the Brits at Autocar, such a beast could be christened, rather imaginatively, 929 and be ready for the market as early as 2014, coinciding with the launch of the second-generation Panamera. For those not keeping track, it's widely thought that same platform could spawn a new coupe to join the Bentley Continental, and if that's the case, development costs could be split between Bentley and Porsche, which both operate under the massive Volkswagen umbrella of influence.

Just as interestingly, rumor has it that, in addition to compacting it for a coupe, Porsche has ideas of lengthening the Panamera platform and is also considering a shooting brake.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      A 928 coupe, from the Panamera platform, makes so much sense it's practically a no-brainer. It should have come out at the same time as the "sedan." great gallery of 928s, Autoblog!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is awesome. The Porsche 928 was the ONLY Porsche that I actually liked and still like. The 944 and 968 were close but weren't as sleek as the 928 in my opinion. I had a 928 back in the late 80's and still miss it. It was clearly one of the most fun cars I had ever owned. I was never a fan of the 911 being that it looked like a weirded out VW Beetle back when I was a young kid and as far back as I remember getting into cars. When I look at Porsche now it's like looking at any other high end manufacturer's vehicle lineup. Not really anything that they have in their lineup currently excites me like they used to anymore. Porsche to me just does not have that exciting super sporty "damn i wish i had that" exotic edgy flare with attitude they had back in the 80's. Keep in mind I live on the east coast where Porsche vehicles on the road are almost as common as BMW 5 and 7 series in the Midwest. Then again most manufacturers have lost that edge over the past couple of decades where cars are going for that warmed over cookie cutter "appliance" look. Don't get me wrong I like Porsche but not like I used to anymore. I am really hoping that when Porsche comes out with their concept in the upcoming auto shows the 929 concept will recapture those lost feelings that i once had for Porsche back in the days when exotic cars were serious eye candy and the vehicles to dream about. I don't want to see any similar lines from the Cayman, Boxter, or 911 on the 929.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This will be awesome. But I've never been a huge 928 fan...the Tony Lapine cars just aren't my bag. But the later models are the best and I think a reinterpretation could be great. The Panamera is a great performer, so think about a lighter one on a shortened wheelbase with MORE POWER. So exciting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Call me crazy but I've always liked the 928 as well as the 944. The 911 purists were screaming when the original 928 came out because they thought Porsche was going to ditch the rear engine setup...didn't happen. As long as they don't water down their lineup with too many different models, a 929 sounds like a good plan tome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I loved the old 928. Favorite Porsche ever. Hopefully they don't screw up the styling on its redux like they did with the Panamera.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I do hope they name it the 928..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I will never stop hating the Panamera, but surprisingly a two door version built on a platform shared with bentley is something I could lust after.
      • 4 Years Ago
      we already knew that, didn't we?!
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ive worked on 928s before. Hight tech by today's standards buts pain to work on. Sloo many electronic issues and is ab saying that VW is like the umbrella corporation?
        • 4 Years Ago
        My 928 doesn't have any electronic issues -- I did buy it without any 3rd-party "mods", just factory spec. If you have a hack work on the radio and/or the alarm (or add keyless entry, etc.), you can hobble any car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      porsche has me seriously confused
      • 4 Years Ago
      My favourite Porshe. I like the 928, and I don't even like Porshes. I think it still looks pretty. If Porshe were making FR GTs, rather than having the engine hanging behind the rear axle, I'd view the marque more favourably.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My father had a 1988 928S4 that he bought in '88.... What an awesome car. I'd love to see a new one. IMO the 928 S4's were ahead of their time in the looks department. Talk about getting stared at when you drove around.
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