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Remember the Porsche 928--the V8 grand tourer that was killed of in 1995, mostly because of unmet sales benchmarks? It may not have achieved the level of popularity of, say, the Porsche 911, but it's still got a sizable fan base. And many of them are all a-twitter (and a-Twitter.com) that the 928 may be making a comeback.
The chatter began a while back, when plans were announced for the Porsche Panamera--a four-door sedan that, like the 928, boasts a front-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive. Porsche's head of sales and marketing, Klaus Berning, kept the rumor mill humming at the Shanghai Motor Show by saying that creating a new vehicle for the 911 demographic would be--and we paraphrase--really neat. With a little modding and the removal of two Panamera doors, fanboys could see the silhouette of a new 928 shimmering like a mirage in the distance.
Which is exactly what the 928 remains to date: a mirage. Then again, what company wouldn't want to capitalize on that kind of loyalty? Stay tuned.