Porsche 928
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Make: Porsche
Model: 928
Porsche 928

The 928 was on occasion called either shark or land shark, which was due to its shark like styling and to its capacity for eating up large ranges of road in very little time. The marketing department was on to a clever tagline: "It's about as fast as you can go without having to eat airline food", or they also used, "It is as fast as you can go without hiring a flight attendant". These were utilized in the late 1980s, at which point it was the fastest production road-car in the world. It was recorded at 172mph on the salt flats in Utah in 1986 using an early 928 S4. This was a car to be taken seriously. It was initially white but was sprayed bright red for the record attempt. This was done to make it stand out more against the salt as it was to be used in marketing material like videos and posters. This grand tourer was manufactured from 1978 to 1995. It was one of their most expensive offerings. By the late 1960s, Porsche had morphed into a whole new company. Managing Director Ernst Fuhrmann was pressuring Ferdinand to give the go ahead on the development of the new model in light of concerns that the current flagship, the 911, was quickly reaching its maximum potential. It was believed that the model could no longer be improved upon. Falling sales of the 911 confirmed that the model was nearing the end of its life cycle. Fuhrmann was picturing the new range-topping model as being the best possible amalgamation of a sports coupe and a luxury sedan. He wanted it to be well equipped and yet comfortable enough to be easily driven over long distances. It had to have power, grace and the handling competency necessary to be driven like a sports car or like a ride home from the office. This set it apart from the 911, which was a pure sports car and nothing else.

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