This 1980s Grand Touring icon of Porsche history has served its owner well in all its years. It’s stacked up 220,000 miles, and he’s regularly driven the 928 as a daily driver both before and after the Rotrex-style supercharger was added. He even claims that his Porsche only left him stranded one time with a failed fuel pump three doors down from his house. We’ve been saying for years that a 944 or 928 can go a million miles with proper maintenance. If you buy one that someone has neglected, and continue to neglect it, you’ll be in for a world of financial hurt. If you keep it up, however, a 928 can be your best friend.
This particular 928 is the subject of Matt Farah’s most recent episode of the One Take video series, and this time he’s in Texas to drive a group of cars on Eagles Canyon Raceway. The supercharger kit was built by VCB Engineering and installed/tuned by ATS Racing in Denton, Texas. With just 5 PSI of boost, this 1988 928 S4 now makes a whopping 370 horsepower to the rear wheels (whereas it would have made 320 horsepower to the crank in stock form). One wouldn’t normally think of a 928 as being particularly adept at running on a race track, but with the added power, updated GTS suspension parts, Koni adjustable shocks, and a set of modern tires, this Porsche is surprisingly fun to haul around the track.
If you’ve ever been skeptical of Porsche’s big muscular GT car’s capabilities, check out the video below, it might surprise you. Matt seems to really enjoy his time behind the wheel of this one, and never seems to set a foot wrong. It’s a well balanced, if a bit heavy, machine that works with you to have a grand old time.