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Definitive 928 ...

We've all read a lot about the 928, but I thought I'd share the one little piece of writing that I always come back to, that I regard as the quintessential snapshot, and a lovely short piece of writing. You would probably have seen it. It was originally published in Car and Driver way back in 1978, and reprinted in the '928 takes on the Competition' book. (p.16).

"Cynics and died-in-the-wool 911 and 356 fanatics tend to write the 928 off as a cross between a 924 and a Corvette. They're wrong. If you approach this car with an open mind, open the door, sit down, fire it up and drive it away, it will quite simply blow your mind. To get out of whatever you were driving and take the 928 for a spin is as liberating as your first ride on a motorcycle, your first kiss from a girl who knew how. You may frighten yourself, in a burst of unbridled enthusiasm, but the 928 won't.

It's a rolling womb of whispering, humming, tactile assurances that everything on this particular road on this particular day is going to be all right. Dreamlike, you fly down the road like a bat out of hell with nothing more than the blurring of the trees and the moan of the engine to call your attention to the speedometer.

This is grand touring, folks, and whatever it costs, it's worth it." - David E. Davis, Jr. Apr 1978

... and in all this time, I don't think the goal posts have moved THAT far. - Stuart Greaves, '90 S4

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