At first glance, the restomod and the original model look almost identical. Only gradually does the eye catch many modern details.
Optics: The body is very close to the original
Starting with the body, which has been widened at the fenders and is made almost entirely of carbon. The front and rear lights have also been modernized and equipped with LED technology.
An important detail: the headlights now shine with LED light, but the old pop-up headlights – which are no longer found on new cars – have been retained. That should warm the hearts of all enthusiasts. At the characteristic rear of the Restomod, a strip of light now stretches across almost the entire width.
Interior: This is where modernity comes into play
Technology: The French 928 makes 400 hp
Even if the design of a revised classic is fascinating – the heart remains the engine. The Porsche still drives in a very classic way with a V8 naturally aspirated engine. Today, however, with an output of 400 hp; In 1977 it was 240 hp.
Instead of the five gears previously installed, there is now a manual six-speed gearbox in conjunction with a limited-slip differential. In addition, the Restomod drives with electronic suspension, a reinforced brake (due to the increased power) and power steering.
Price: The Restomod costs almost 500,000 euros
One opportunity to see the “new 928” live is at the “Goodwood Festival of Speed” in Westhampnett, southern England (June 23-26, 2022).
And finally, more good news: The Restomod will not remain a one-off. It can be ordered now and is not limited – but there is a “Launch Edition” comprising eight cars, which is said to cost 480,000 euros net without the base vehicle. The first customer vehicles are to be delivered from 2024.