Concept Car of the Week: Porsche 942 (1984) & H50 (1987)


Two concepts – Porsche 942 & H50 – that pointed the way to the Porsche Panamera

The Porsche 928 is a modern classic. But it took many years to earn respect, and it is still controversial among some of the hardcore Porsche faithful. After all, it had a front engine – a V8 at that – and a controversial design; neither seemed like traditional Porsche engineering or design. When introduced in America in 1978 it even drew unfortunate comparisons to that glassy terrapin of the automotive world, the AMC Pacer. The 928 has generated heated discussions ever since.

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