1981 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

The most important innovation related to the durability of the 928: a seven year guarantee against bodywork rust penetration was given from now on. The world billiard champion Steve Davis was very happy with this and was one of many key figures to become an owner of a 928 in 1981.
The 928 and the 928 S now both had tubular front and rear stabilisers. The stabiliser on the front axle had a diameter of 28 millimetres while the rear axle tube was 22.5 millimetres. The chassis continued to earn praise from car testers. "The 928 travels as straight as a die and gives the driver the feeling of absolute safety. There is not the least sign of lifting forces, no path deviation at all: even on wet roads the directional stability is fabulous", wrote Jose Rosinski who drove the car for the French magazine Sport Auto.
Otherwise, standard fittings now included a headlight cleaning system, a rear window wiper and fog lights.


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