When the previous owner acquired the car, it was in need of some updating and refreshing, but that’s where things went a bit overboard and the list of modifications started.
Most people would mistake this car for a GTS because the rear fenders were replaced with GTS flared fenders, a GTS painted wing, and updated GTS aero mirrors. During the fitment of these accessories, the car had an entire repaint that was done to such high standards, that it looks better than the original factory paint.
In addition to those “standard” GTS modifications, an extensive sunroof delete was performed by replacing the entire roof panel with a factory replacement roof panel. This required cutting out the old roof panel with the sunroof and re-grafting the new factory panel without the cutout and track for the sunroof. I don’t want to even think about how expensive this panel was not to mention the labor to install it.
The engine was pulled and worked over by Greg Brown of Precision Motorwerks, a well-known 928 engine builder in the Los Angeles area. The engine was bored and stroked to increase capacity from 5.0l to 6.2l. The increase in displacement brought horsepower from the stock 320 horsepower to an estimated 450 horsepower. The torque on this car is so great that its name could just as well have been “Torque” instead of “Turq.” Every system was gone through including the heads, timing belt, and anything else that needed attention.
While the engine was out and the bodywork was in process all suspensions pieces were renewed including control arms, bushings, steering and more.
The entire interior was stripped and reworked by Paul Champagne, an exceptional craftsman in southern Texas. The customizations included converting the standard seats to sports seats with a retro psychedelic pattern called “Pascha” engraved into the inserts, gear selector, door panels, and other bits and pieces. All seats were done in black with matching turquois piping. The attention to detail surpasses even the high standards of the original Porsche factor leather.
The whole package:
Each part of the car is exceptional, but it’s the entire package that really makes this 928 stand out. No expense was spared to complete this build. In the world of “over-restored” cars, this is one of the most over-restored cars I’ve ever seen. The modifications are done so cleanly that you really would never know without seeing the pictures – which you can see and appreciate.
Not only does this car have the looks, but it also has the performance that one would want and expect. A 450 horsepower motor lets this car accelerate from zero to 60 in about 4 seconds. It also corners like it’s on rails. It is really hard to believe this is a 25 year old car that was designed back in the mid 1970’s.
Sharks in Hell Announcement:
Just a friendly reminder that the 11th annual Sharks in Hell event will be held in Hell, Michigan, Saturday August 6th from 11AM. The address is 4339 Patterson Lake Road, Pinckney, MI 48139. Please join the 928 community for a day of family fun in the sun, boat rides, pot-luck lunch, and more. All are welcome. If you have any questions about the event please feel free to call me at 734-837-7908, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully the Turq will also make an appearance this year so you can see it in person.
About the author: Andrew Olson
I'm a long-time 928 enthusiast. I like long walks on the beach and a soft shoulder to cry on... where's Brian?