1980 Porsche 928 S


General
Make Porsche Model 928 S
Powertrain Layout Front Engine / RWD Base Price $43 000 USD
Curb Weight 1526 kg / 3365 lbs Length 4463 mm / 175.7 in
Wheelbase 2499 mm / 98.4 in Width 1836 mm / 72.3 in
Front / Rear Track F 1552 mm / 61.1 in
R 1529 mm / 60.2 in
Height 1283 mm / 50.5 in
Engine
Configuration V8 Valvetrain SOHC
Displacement 4664 cc / 283.4 cu in Bore 97.0 mm / 3.82 in
Power 221 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 5900 rpm Stroke 78.9 mm / 3.11 in
Torque 357.0 nm / 263.3 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Bhp / Liter 50.39 bhp Max Engine Speed 250 kmh
Chassis & Body
Body / Frame Unit Steel Brake Type Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
Steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist Brake Size F 282 mm / 11.1 in
R 289 mm / 11.4 in
Wheels
(Diameter x Width)
F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
R 15.2 x 17.8 cm / 6.0 x 7.0 in
Tires 225/50VR-16
225/50VR-16
Drivetrain
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Final Drive 2.27:1
1st Gear Ratio 4.27:1 4th Gear Ratio 1.54:1
2nd Gear Ratio 2.85:1 5th Gear Ratio 1.00:1
3rd Gear Ratio 2.03:1 6th Gear Ratio Not Available
Performance
Top Speed 218.9 kph / 136.0 mph 0 - 30 mph 2.6 seconds
0 - mile 15.4 seconds 0 - 60 mph 7.0 seconds
Lateral Acceleration 0.818g 0 - 100 mph 19.3 seconds
Drag Not Available EPA City/Hwy Not Available

Comments

For model year 1980 the 928 gained a big brother, the 928 S, which was also shown at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1979. The 300 HP S was a real power pack. It fulfilled the desire of many customers for more power and further underlined the role of the 928 as a faster sports tourer. "It is on the motorway that the Porsche plays its trump card", found the trade magazine auto motor und sport. The capacity of the eight-cylinder engine was now 4.7 litres and compression was 10:1 which meant that the S used super rather than normal petrol.
Re-shaped alloy rims, an electrically adjustable external mirror on the passenger side and small front and rear spoilers distinguished the new appearance of the S, which reached a top speed of 250 km/h and could accelerate to 100 km/h in under 7 seconds. The considerably higher price compared with the normal 928 included amongst other things a climate control system. "This kind of car can only be truly appreciated if you drive it to Monte Carlo" said press correspondent Manfred Jantke. Vice world-champion racing cyclist Didi Thurau was headed in other directions, but he still recognised the qualities of the 928 S and bought one.
The 928 was visually unaltered in 1980 but its engine was converted to super petrol. "It is our aim to prove that it is possible to achieve sensible consumption values even with a large capacity eight-cylinder engine," said the then Engineering Chief, Helmut Bott and pointed out the now greater compression ratio. In fact the tester registered a drastic consumption reduction of some 25 %


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