A young motoring journalist, a charismatic head of development and a Porsche 928 S4: the anchor points of an incredible story that shows that some cars really do have a soul.
When Tobias Aichele, author ("Porsche 911 – Forever young"), journalist and organiser of classic car events, saw this 928 S4 again by chance after decades, it was THE déjà vu of his life. The car on sale reminded him of a very productive phase of his career spanning more than 30 years.
At that time, Aichele (born in 1960) was still a junior editor at the Stuttgart-based Motor-Presse, who was due to conduct an interview with Porsche's head of development Helmuth Bott as part of a monograph on the Porsche 911. It was there that I saw his company car parked for the first time. It stood out immediately because of its unusual colour and peculiar antenna for the Network C phone, recalls the Stuttgart native.
Porsche 928 S4 (model year 1988) – Technical specifications
Engine: V8, water-cooled Gearbox: four-speed automatic Displacement: 4,957 cm3 Mixture formation: Bosch LH Jetronic Ignition: electronic EZK ignition with diagnostic function Maximum power output: 235 kW (320 PS) at 6,000 rpm Top speed: 270 (automatic: 265) km/h
Info Text first published in Porsche Klassik Magazine, Edition 17.
Sep 30, 2020 at 14:44