The Porsche 928 was a GT coupe that was originally designed to replace Porsche's flagship car, the
911. It used the front-engined design used by the
Porsche 924 that made it a success but this time using a 4.5-L V8 engine. The more powerful but also more expensive 928 did not meet Porsche's sales expectations largely because of purists who loved the 911's ability to maintain it's distinctive design despite continuous changes in its inner workings. Eventually Porsche decided to sell the 928 side by side with the
911. The resurgence of the
911 and the 928's dropping sales forced them to discontinue the model in 1995. Notable interior changes where the new seats introduced in 1985 and a change in carpet pattern in 1990.