It seems hard to believe today, but once, the very things that made an older Porsche 911 so desirable—the engine in the rear, the air-cooling, the noise, the raw driving experience—were once seen as liabilities. The Porsche 928 was created to fix that. It failed… or did it?
Welcome to the first episode of Know This Car, a new Jalopnik series where we go through automotive history and challenge some of your preconceived notions about how the world works.
As you may be aware, the 911 is still sold today; the 928 is not. Many deem the 928 a failure for this reason.