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Porsche's designers are still as lazy as ever

By CheeJun on 27 Jan 2010

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Porsche designers have always been known as the laziest people when it comes to drawing a new car and by the looks of the new 928, I think they haven't used up a sheet of their drawing paper, neither do they ever need to sharpen their pencils.

This is going to be the replacement of the 928 which was built between 1977 and 1995 and it will pose some form of competition in the Gran Tourer market as it will be up against the Ferarri 599 and the Aston Martin DB9. And 'stiff competition' it may be, this Porsche looks terribly uninviting and boring. Its conveniently based on the current Panamera which is disappointing news since its not the best looking car there is out there, but when you give it a proper look, it doesn't look too bad, yet it still isn't a great piece of design.

Essentially, this is a two-door version of the Panamera with a shortened wheelbase. It still has enough space for 4 and maybe even a golf-bag which you will struggle to stuff in the 911, but not in this. The 928 will be powered by engines lifted from the Panamera with a 4.8 litre V8, while turbochargers are still in the mix but not confirmed, Porsche's new GT car is estimated to produce between 400 to 500 bhp and only the range topping model will come with 4WD.

Well this version won't be out till 2012, so in the meantime, Porsche lovers who want a 2 door Panamera which isn't as ugly as the Panamera, get this one. The new Porsche 928.

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Cheejun
Written by Cheejun
Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



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HOUSENUMBER Jan 27 2010 10:41 PM
whats the difference only strange backside?
Watwheels Jan 28 2010 09:08 AM
The pattern is always the same. First come up with 4 door, dan 2 door, dan a sportier version call sport pack, whatever.... More variants and more expensive to milk men suffering from mid-life crisis. biggrin.gif
Sua_diablo Jan 29 2010 09:14 AM
Lazy or not.. why change when you have something really good?

in all honesty, Porsche has made good changes to their cars.. maybe not in the way they look, but in the design of the chassis and engine positioning... as we all know, for Porsche, the engine was always at the wrong place (behind the rear axle).. and they were known for being super tail happy (and fun and dangerous at the same time too!) but they have now moved it closer and closer to the middle (you can argue that they're almost mid engines now).. added a good 4wd tranny.. and improved greatly in suspension geometry....

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