A friend of mine Mike Allen from Popular Mechanics was asked to help the guys from Mythbusters to cut the body off of a 928 and put it on backwards. The objective was to see if the car was more aerodynamic from the front or the back.
Brian - Winner of "Best Bent Rod" Smokey - 1986 951 That is being rebuilt again.... Even betterer.... Breadbox - 1993 VW Passat
"I got kicked out of Barnes and Noble for moving all the Bibles to the Fiction section."
"The first 50% of the project takes 90% of the time... The rest of the project takes the other 90% of the time."
"Remember, if you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem."
interesting how there is a front spoiler but the rear is not there i would bet that would increase the CD if it had been installed, the wind tunnel would have been a much better solution to this issue , too bad they ruined another 928 for THE SHOW
1988 S4 Elfenbein Perlglanz with a full Pearl Gray leather interior, Auto, Motorsport of Utah X pipe
1985 Euro 5 speed with big brakes Black/Black 16Valve
Past survivors sent to new happy owners
1986 5 speed Mossgruen,Brown
1986.5 Auto Meteor metallic/Tan
1984 Euro Auto, Grand Prix white/ Tan
I believe the car I have been looking at in Monterey is the car they used as a control. The guy selling it mentioned it was going to be shot in SF. He also mentioned photos in Popular Mechanics. He would not reveal the show as he was under contract? I guess Mike Allen wasn't under contract... He mentioned many 100+ mph runs down a runway...
He's using the fact that it will be in a show to increase desire for the car. Still haven't found anyone to take a look at the car for me yet. It's an 84 auto with a LSD. Has two sets of wheels and tires. Some 17" twists, and a gold set of manhole covers that they painted flat black to better match the other car. Lots of receipts, and a recent paint job (in a corvette silver) that he calls a 10 footer. He won't take any photos of the interior or engine bay, so I'm shying away...
Small world huh?
84 Black 928S Auto PKsn'r/Laso plastic impeller WP Daily Driver
85.5 944 5 sp. NA (now daughters car)
89 Stone Grey Metallic 928S4 Auto PKsn'r/BS R&D Constantine Clamp SOLD
86.5 Meteor Grey 928S Auto SOLD
83 Champagne 944 5 sp. NA 500K miles (original engine) was still quick! SOLD
80 Black 928 5 sp. SOLD
79 Guards Red 928 Auto SOLD
77 Baby Crap Brown then Guards Red 924 5 sp. SOLD