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GT6ixer 12-11-2018 03:04 PM

Automotive Firsts Introduced by the 928?
 
After having watched the video in this thread where the presenter stated that the 928 was the first production car to use covers over the bumpers and then seeing Erik's post where he pointed out that C3 Corvettes did it earlier, it got me thinking.

So which automotive innovations were done first on the 928 if any?

I'll start by suggesting that the movable instrument pod was an automotive first. I have no idea if it is but I can't think of another car that did it off the top of my head.

Hacker-Pschorr 12-11-2018 03:20 PM

You forget about the thread you started in 2016? :p

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...he-design.html

linderpat 12-11-2018 03:39 PM

Nate enzoed himself:icon107: the horror:o

linderpat 12-11-2018 03:40 PM

the Weissach rear axle config was a 928 first concept. Later adopted by other manufacturers

GT6ixer 12-11-2018 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by linderpat (Post 15490334)
Nate enzoed himself:icon107: the horror:o

Lol. Both threads are similar but different in enough to justify this new one. The old thread just focused on parts that were designed in-house by Porsche specifically for the 928. And just because something was designed 100% by Porsche doesn't necessarily mean it was also an automotive first. For example the water pump may be 928 specific, as opposed to say using an Audi pump that may have been available, but by no means is a water pump itself an automotive first.

This thread is really a subset of the old thread I guess. Essentially which of those 928 parts designed by Porsche where unique solutions never before used on a production car?


jschiller 12-11-2018 07:47 PM

Glove box?
 
Was the air conditioned glove box a Porsche first?

GT6ixer 12-11-2018 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by jschiller (Post 15490902)
Was the air conditioned glove box a Porsche first?

That's a good one. I don't know the answer, but I had a 2011 Kia Optima Turbo (don't laugh, it was a great car) and it had that. I thought that was pretty innovative and I was really surprised afterwards to find out the 928s had been doing it way back then.

Jim M. 12-11-2018 08:39 PM

What about the fold out arm rests in the doors? I had never seen that before.

Speedtoys 12-11-2018 08:42 PM

Adjustable radiator flaps?

jschiller 12-11-2018 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by GT6ixer (Post 15491014)
That's a good one. I don't know the answer, but I had a 2011 Kia Optima Turbo (don't laugh, it was a great car) and it had that. I thought that was pretty innovative and I was really surprised afterwards to find out the 928s had been doing it way back then.

I seem to remember all the auto magazines that tested the 928 when it was released were somewhat amazed by the air conditioned glove box and most mentioned it in their reviews. If it wasn't a first it was seemed to be news to them.

Adamant1971 12-11-2018 09:43 PM

Tilting pod together with the steering wheel?

GregBBRD 12-11-2018 11:54 PM

PSD?

Rob Edwards 12-12-2018 12:22 AM

TPMS / RDK

NoVector 12-12-2018 01:53 AM

"928 Firsts" thread from 8 years ago: https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...-firsts-3.html

Does any other car have a wood fuse cover? I've also never seen "Oil OK?" on a gas-cap bib on another car. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen another car with a gas-cap bib.

John Speake 12-12-2018 08:48 AM

Deformable front and rear "bumpers" ?


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