May 1983 Motor Trend

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21 Feb 2013 08:55 #13627 by WyattsRide
Another back issue article for you guys to check out.

May 1983 Motor Trend

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21 Feb 2013 11:14 #13629 by the flying scotsman
Porsche 928......best top speed, best acceleration (0-100) and best brakes (100-0).....anything else to say??? :)

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22 Feb 2013 15:35 #13633 by mm928
Replied by mm928 on topic May 1983 Motor Trend
Yay....seems I own a winner! Cool

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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22 Feb 2013 21:38 #13640 by pcar928fan
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NICE! Amazing how much better (numerically anyway) the 928 is than ANY of the others in this road test! WOW! I wonder how a 5spd Vette would have fared? Better by a fair bit I suspect...but would it have been quicker than the 928???

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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23 Feb 2013 08:41 #13644 by WyattsRide
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page 44 - "In a way, the Porsche 928 is the shortest on sex appeal....." COUGH!, COUGH!, BULL S%$T!! COUGH!, COUGH! :)

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23 Feb 2013 12:37 #13645 by mm928
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928 = timeless shape.....

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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24 Feb 2013 10:18 #13660 by linderpat
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Another great post - thanks Rick!

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24 Feb 2013 19:33 #13677 by Normy1
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Haha!

GREAT post. I bet I read that article as a "gear-head" in Michigan when I was 17.

The speeds they quote are probably about right for an '83 4.7 5 speed. Prior to my 928, I drove a '92 VW Corrado SLC, and my best time at the drag strip in Bithlo, Florida, outside of Orlando was 14.97@93.25.

To put that in perspective, my '85 928S2 turned a 13.86@105.86 back in 2001 at Gainesville speedway, with nothing more than 928 International's Borla exhaust.

Old Corvettes don't die, they just get crushed. You can buy a running '83 928 these days for $4000, and a running '84 Corvette for the same money. The chevy might use less gas, but it WAY more difficult to climb into. I'd still buy the 928-

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