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Old 12-10-2018, 01:09 AM
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Default Another Great 928 Video!!

We need more videos like this, let’s show this guy some love by liking it!





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Old 12-10-2018, 08:28 AM
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Already on further down, on 928 videos thread.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:54 AM
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He had me until he said "Personally I think an Auto Box is best in a 9 2 8" while sitting in a GT.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:55 PM
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Make's me appreciate my shark even more....Thanks for the share
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"Attached to a gearbox they fitted at the rear of the car which again was a new idea"
Except for the Pontiac Tempest which had a front mounted V8 and rear mounted trans-axle in 1961.

"It was Porsche who came up with the idea of removing the cars visible bumpers and to conceal them behind these body colored wrap around polyurethane elastic bumpers, a radical idea for its time"
I'm guessing he's never seen a 1973/1974 Corvette
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
"Attached to a gearbox they fitted at the rear of the car which again was a new idea"
Except for the Pontiac Tempest which had a front mounted V8 and rear mounted trans-axle in 1961.

"It was Porsche who came up with the idea of removing the cars visible bumpers and to conceal them behind these body colored wrap around polyurethane elastic bumpers, a radical idea for its time"
I'm guessing he's never seen a 1973/1974 Corvette
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:26 PM
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I'm guessing he's never seen a 1973/1974 Corvette
Well he's in Cheshire so no, he wouldnt
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:50 PM
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Good to see some enthusiasm for the 928!

Regarding the 5-speed vs Automatic debate. I was a 5-speed only guy for many years but now that I have the 94 "Exhibition" GTS in the automatic configuration I can see why there are lovers for each...

The 5-speeds really lean toward sports car, they can be driven exceptionally close to their limits comfortably yet feel perceptually smaller and more nimble the harder you drive them. My GT's love the twisty back roads.

The automatic GTS's personality is more "Grand Touring" in luxury and style. I was slow to come around, but now I finally get the automatics. They are different animals for different purposes! Highway's and long sweepers are their forte' with the capacity to gobble the miles without stress. It takes some learning how to get the auto to start in first gear instead of the loafing second gear standard mode which makes for a great deal of mis-perception as to the cars capabilities. If you want to liven things up - Ya just gotta put your foot DOWN!!!

Both feel like bank vaults in terms of solidity and there are few, if any, squeaks or rattles. "The 928 is a car that you could drive straight through hell and wonder if it was warm in there".

Living with many of the U.S. auto industry's designers and corporate magnates as local friends. I have had two design executives (GM & Ford) describe how their company bought a 928 and took it apart to try to figure out how the Germans were able to build it. The 928 has been described to me as the benchmark for Auto designers... Nice to hear at our local car shows or cars and coffee mornings.

This is a decent video to forward to friends and car guys that just do not get the 928 and a better video to send to friends that do.

Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by WyattsRide View Post
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I think accuracy is important when sharing details about our cars. Don't get me started on the Bonneville speed record.

Originally Posted by JBGold07 View Post
Well he's in Cheshire so no, he wouldnt
They have C3 Corvettes in England. Here's a '77 for sale less than 40 miles from Cheshire:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORVETTE-...S/192725432704

The engine too, Chevrolet was testing alusil long before Project 928 started and the Corvair was on the market first. Albeit the process wasn't ironed out yet.
Mercedes hit the market first using the same alusil process as the 928 engine.
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"Personally I think an Auto Box is best in a 9 2 8"
And his name is Roger!!
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It is a fantastic video and everything the man says must be 100 percent correct as he's in Cheshire.
40 miles away may as well be Alaska
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
"Attached to a gearbox they fitted at the rear of the car which again was a new idea"
"It was Porsche who came up with the idea of removing the cars visible bumpers and to conceal them behind these body colored wrap around polyurethane elastic bumpers, a radical idea for its time"
I'm guessing he's never seen a 1973/1974 Corvette
Wasn't there something new about the 928 bumper arrangement though? Maybe it was the first deformable one with the low-speed impact protection? I don't know...I've seen something about this mentioned as a first many times. Or was that just internet myth?
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Wasn't there something new about the 928 bumper arrangement though? Maybe it was the first deformable one with the low-speed impact protection? I don't know...I've seen something about this mentioned as a first many times. Or was that just internet myth?
The C3 bumper is also designed to withstand the basic impact without damage, how well it does in the real world is questionable. I'm sure the material composition is different.
5 MPH bumper regulations started in '74.
Zero damage bumper regulations started in 76 for the 79/80 model years.

Doing some poking around, found this site:
https://www.carid.com/articles/chrom...ere-metal.html

It was during this time that automakers also began experimenting with plastic covers that partially or completely covered the more massive metal bumper structures. Beginning with the 1973 Chevrolet Corvette, they saw increased use on late-1970s Porsches, Camaros, Firebirds, BMWs, and more. more details on - https://www.carid.com/articles/chrom...ere-metal.html
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Dammit. Next thing you will tell me is the 928 isn't the first to have the moving instrument pod.

(I've long suspected that one wasn't true, although I've heard it claimed as well)
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:22 PM
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Man, that looks brand new!!
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