"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself"

- Ferdinand Porsche

Porsche 942 Facts

The Porsche 942 was a special edition 928 given as a gift to Ferry Porsche on his 75th birthday in 1984. Its also known by name 928-4, 928S[1]. It featured 10 in (254 mm) longer wheelbase than normal 928 production model, including an extended roof above the rear seats to better accommodate tall passengers, at the time very advanced projector headlights, the 5 liter 32 valve engine before it was introduced in US market, and S4 front and rear bumpers two years before they entered production.

In 1986 Porsche together with tuning company AMG made few long wheelbase 928 specials. Unlike 942, these had normal 928 headlights. One was presented to American Sunroof Corporation (ASC) founder and CEO Heinz Prechter. ASC was later partly responsible of making Porsche 944 S2 cabriolets.

 

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