1114-horsepower Porsche 928 model 1978 is on sale at auction

1114-horsepower Porsche 928 model 1978 is on sale at auction

April 5, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The auction will sell a 1,114-strong copy of the 1978 Porsche 928 sports coupe, which was previously able to accelerate to a speed of 377 km / h. The car became the fastest representative of the 928 family.

This Porsche 928 of 1978 is equipped with an upgraded 6.54-liter V8 with 1114 horsepower (1296 Nm). The engine has undergone extensive modifications, the most notable being the Vortech supercharger. custom camshafts, heavily redesigned valve train, bore heads, custom intake and TecGT engine management. Power is sent to a six-speed manual transmission with close ratios and a Getrag limited slip differential.

The rest of the car also has improvements that allow it to deliver impressive dynamic performance on the race track.

928 Motorsports proprietary springs feature dual adjustable shock absorbers at each corner. There are also adjustable anti-roll bars. The brakes are ventilated and perforated Brembo rotors with four-piston calipers. This Porsche rides 18-inch Forgeline wheels with Hoosier tires.

The exterior of the 928 features a widebody kit and a carbon fiber rear wing. There is an aerodynamic sump under the car. A mold for making new front clips is up for auction. Inside there is an eight-point roll cage and a fire extinguishing system.

All these details combine to create a pretty successful racing car. In addition to the ground speed record for all members of the Porsche 928 family, this car was the fastest four-wheel drive vehicle in the international Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 2009 and the leader of the racing season at NASA’s GTS Unlimited Division in 2016. It also reached a speed of 348.6408 km / h on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2011.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a Ferrari sports car that had been in the garage for more than 50 years would be put up for auction. The auction, where one of the lots will be a 66-year-old Ferrari sports car, is organized by the auction house Gooding & Company. For this “time capsule” they are going to bail out a decent amount of 2.2-2.6 million dollars.