Model: 92854 Maker: Porsche AG. Stuttgart Importer: Porsche Cars GB Ltd, Reading
Engine: Front-mounted all-alloy V8. four. valves per cylinder. four belt-driven cams. 4957cc (100 x 78.9mm), 10:1 or. Bosch LH-Jetronic fuel injection. EZK electronic ignition. Power: 320 bhp. Torque: 317 lb ft. Transmission: Rear-mounted transaxle: four-speed automatic Suspension: (Front): alloy double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers. (Rear): upper transverse link, lower semi-trailing arm, coil springs, telescopic dampers Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion Brakes: 4-piston calipers and ventilated discs all round, servo, anti-lock system standard Wheels: Alloy rims, 7J x 16 front, 8J x 16 rear Tyres: 225/50 VR 16 front, 245/45 VR 16 rear Performance: 0-60 mph: 6.5 sec; Ma. speed: 161 mph Economy: 18.4 mpg overall Price: £48,935. Test car extras: elector sunroof. £1221: heated seats, £148 per seat: total, £50,452
Summary: Striking shape, first seen ten years ago, brought right up to date. Practical, as all Porsches are; displays muted brio — breathtakingly fast but placid and smooth, without the hard edge of, say. the BMW M635. A glorious piece of engineering for the price of house.