Although the 928 was the first and so far only sports car to be voted "Car of the Year", it was never sold very often, or even was Most wanted. Many of the 911 owners of the time found the coupe with its transaxle design to be too modern or even futuristic. This ensured that between 1977 and 1995 only a good 60.000 copies were made and Porsche never built a real successor again. But the 28er has built up a small but fine fan base decades later. And that includes Thierry Nardone (38) from France. The car enthusiast has had a deep passion for the 928 since the beginning and he has now found his very own specimen put on its feet. And with the help of his company Nardone Automotive and a number of partners. This also includes the BorromeodeSilva studio in Milan and Podium Advanced Technologies in Pont St. Martin (AO). You have that too Lancia Delta Futurista and I baked the "Safarista" rally car to answer for.
Porsche 928 as Restomod
And also the 928 as Restomod is an absolute highlight and should cause a stir even with nostalgics. Because the basic look of the 928 remains almost unchanged, but is upgraded with many modern details, which is typical of Restomod. Nardone Automotive made a number of changes to the Porsche 928 to make it a very special bespoke GT. The one that appears unchanged at first glance Body is completely new and including the widened fenders, it is almost entirely made of composite materials. That's what they became Front and rear lights (An LED light strip is installed at the rear) equipped with state-of-the-art LED technology and also new ones Rims there was. And forged 18 inchers too Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires in homage to the old 16-inch "manhole" rounds.
18 inch aluminum with Michelin tires
But that's not all. Because they too Cabin has been completely revised. It is equipped with Foglizzo leather and Alcantara, for example, and the modern one is also included Porsche Classic Management System (PCCM) installed. Linked to it is a Luxury HiFi system and the user does not even have to do without Apple CarPlay. Next there is a new digital speedometer unit with a central tachometer and, of course, something is also Carbon on board. And under the long hood? There's still the classic V8 naturally aspirated, but with an output of 400 PS, installed. Linked to this is a modern Engine control unit and instead of the old 5-speed manual transmission, the Restomod conversion is used six gears in combination with one Limited slip differential. And of course that too Independent suspension on double wishbones adapted from back then.
further vehicles are to follow
The (still) unique piece got a new design Front and rear axles and even an actively controlled one electronic suspension is in. To do this, they were reinforced Brakes and replaces the old steering with an adaptive electric one Power Steering. After it the Restomod-928 on the "Design Week“ can be seen in Milan until next Sunday, he will then be on the Goodwood Festival of Speed Exhibited in England June 23-26. And now the best news: the 928 should not remain unique. Further deliveries of the 928 from Nardone Automotive are planned for 2024. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed about this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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