The 928 was originally designed as a replacement for the legendary 911, although traditionalists wouldn't let the air-cooled machine die, and the fuel crisis that occurred soon after the new Grand Tourer was launched meant its stunning performance on the road would t be matched in the showrooms.There was hardly a bad word written about the 928 or the beautifully-engineered V8 that powered it when it was new, yet it always seemed to be in the shadow of its older, six-cylinder stablemate. Today, over a decade since the last car was built, interest in this magnificent Porsche is increasing, as people start to judge it in a different light.This painstakingly-researched book looks at the birth of the 928, and then follows its progress around the world, taking in all the variants in all major markets, as well as a peak at its racing exploits. Illustrated with contemporary material throughout, it is the perfect guide to this eight-cylinder Porsche.
Brian Long has been a professional writer for more than 20 years, with around 50 highly-respected books to his name, including German and Japanese translations. Born in Coventry, the heart of the British motor industry, he comes from a proud engineering family, and himself trained in that field after leaving school. He now lives in Japan with his wife, Miho, and their two children, Louis and Sophie-Mercedes. He is a committee member of the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame.