Porsche 928 isn’t exactly what Ferdinand Porsche dreams of. Its engine isn’t boxer, it isn't behind the rear wheels and is not even air-cooled. In fact, it is exactly the opposite. Porsche 928 is a heavy and luxurious GT cruiser that has beautiful lines and a pretty intriguing story.
Designing the European Car of the Year
Its design process takes almost ten years after which follow eighteen years in production. The initial goal of the new Porsche 928 is to act as a replacement of 911. The new car needs to get rid of its limitations in terms of interior space and specific handling. To achieve this effect, Porsche engineers consider all possible engine layouts - rear, mid and front.
The rear engine is not an option because it is too hard to stop the noise with so little space behind the rear wheels. On top of this, there is a still fresh scandal with the rear-engined Chevrolet Corvair. The car becomes the main character of the book Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader. The mid-engine layout option also drops out of the engineering plans because it has equal interior space limitations. This is how Porsche creates its first-ever GT coupe.
Its signature shape is a project of Wolfgang Möbius under the supervision of Anatole Lapine, the man behind the art of Porsche 917 hippie livery. The engineers achieve the perfect weight distribution of 50/50 front to rear and the engine is SOHC V8 with 240 hp (219 in North America). It is a bit weak but the oil crisis has already started and engineers are forced to make a compromise between fuel consumption and power. Porsche`s efforts are awarded in 1978 when the 928 wins the title European Car of the Year. This is one of the very few occasions when a sports car receives this honour.
Fine art prints
285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made
Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.
The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.
This paper is designed for FineArt applications.
180 gsm photo matt
The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to ship?
Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.
Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.
Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.
What materials are used?
We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.
For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.
Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.
What sizes are available?
Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.
What is your return and refund policy?
Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.
Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.
However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.
Can I track my order?
Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.