What Happened at Porsche in 1971? | Up to Speed

Added on 6 Aug 2021

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As early as 1971 Porsche felt the legendary 911 was “as good as it was going to get.” That year, bossman Ferry Porsche ordered the development of a car to replace the 911. Thankfully that didn’t happen. But Porsche built the 928 anyway, and it remains one of the most unique and influential rides they’ve ever built. Too bad the sales didn't match. Even so, the front-engined, V8-powered Porsche 928 became an ‘80s pop culture icon, and some of its innovative features come standard in today’s P-cars. But some bits are just plain weird. Join James Pumphrey and our distinguished guest, Porsche connoisseur Magnus Walker, to find out what makes the 928 special—maybe even more special than the 911.


Episode titleWhat Happened at Porsche in 1971? | Up to Speed
Episode number1
Date added6 August 2021
Original date5 August 2021
Run time24:25

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