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Offroading And Jumping A Porsche 928

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Yes, a Porsche 928. Once one of the most expensive cars you could buy, still one of the most complex. Only a madman owns one and only a genius offroads it.

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January 28th, 2014

How Sideways Can You Go In A Porsche 928?

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The Porsche 928 was a brilliant car that had one problem — it was too expensive to buy, own, and fix for anyone to really hoon properly. Or was it? I shall put this theory to the test.

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October 25th, 2013

For no reason, here’s one of the most WTF-inducing TV show fake car stunts I’ve ever seen.

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For no reason, here’s one of the most WTF-inducing TV show fake car stunts I’ve ever seen.

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August 16th, 2013

Porsche: ‘Our Cars Are Great Because We’re So Freaking Great’

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This week Jalopnik buddy and noted speed fiend Alex Roy made the insanely great but also somewhat questionable decision to become a Porsche 928 owner. For some strange reason he let Travis and Raph drive it a bit, and they seemed impressed.

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April 20th, 2013

Used Car Face Off: Rationalizing An Aston Or Porsche Purchase

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Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! More »


February 10th, 2013

Video: Retro greatness in UK promo film for 1980 Porsche 928

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Porsche invested remarkably in the 928, introduced in 1978, planning for it to supersede the by-then 15-year-old 911. It had a transaxle to keep weight balance 50/50, an instrument binnacle that tilted with the steering wheel, sun visors for rear passengers, polyurethane bumpers that, compared to the chromed monstrosities of the day, actually maintained the car’s lines, and some of the coolest pop-up headlights ever. It’s front-mounted V8 with 297 horsepower got 82 more ponies than the Ferrari 308 GTB.

To sell the car to UK customers in 1980, though, Porsche put together an eight-minute clip that spent as much time on the innovations as it did on women shopping, golfing and driving through a lot of castle driveways.

If you’re ready for “an impression of what motoring in its finest form is like” from the days when you could just “phone your local Porsche dealer, tell him you want a drive and he’ll take care of the rest,” there’s a video for you after the jump.

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