Do you remember the Porsche 928, built between 1977-1995? A digital artist imagined what a new version might look like, producing these enticing renderings.
The Porsche 928 is perhaps famous for being introduced to try and kill the 911. However, the sports car also featured some very innovative features and was a number of firsts for the Stuttgart-born brand.
Following the oil crisis of the 1970s and in the midst of declining sales of 911s, Porsche executives wanted to introduce a more refined, slightly larger and more luxurious model that could essentially replace the 911. And so it is. that he proposed the 928.
Unlike the 911, the 928 had a conventional engine mounted in the front. And it wasn’t a flat-six or four. Instead, Porsche arguably over-designed an all-new naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 – the first Porsche V8. The 928 was also the first clean-leaf model, as it was not based on or inspired by a previous model; 911 came from the 356, which came from VW Beetle.
In other words, it was an important model and could have been very popular. However, a combination of high starting prices and the relentless appeal of the smaller, more agile 911 meant that it was finally phased out in 1993, along with the final 928 GTS variant.
Today, Porsche offers a range of vehicles and not just the 911. This includes two SUVs with the Macan and the Cayenne (three if we include the new Taycan Cross Turismo), the Panamera and Taycan sedans, the small 718 coupe. Cayman and the Boxster convertible, a hypercar from time to time, and of course the 911. Is there room for a new 928?
A few years ago there were rumors that Porsche was considering a new grand touring coupe, such as a short wheelbase version of the Panamera. But the rumor quickly flew away.
Here, Brazilian designer Guilherme Knop has created some really beautiful digital representations of what a modern version should look like. The designer took inspiration from the original 928 but infused the perfect blend of modernity and current Porsche themes. Even the horizontal spoke steering wheel is a great blend of tradition and contemporary.
Uncover the side profile turned against the original. The carefully pumped wheel arches, mid-way crease line, and sloping B-pillar are all brilliantly done in our opinion. It also gave the new model a low profile greenhouse area, with smaller windows for a sleeker look.
Up front, it’s disappointing that the retractable headlights aren’t present, but the lower intake area, which spans the entire width, looks exactly in line with Porsche’s current theme. And then at the rear is a full-width taillight structure, like other current showroom models, with the trademark lip spoiler on the hatch cover.
Of course, this is all just an imaginative piece that will not go into production. But if Porsche presented a new 928, we would like it to look like this. What do you think?