It all started in the CarScoops group chat; someone had the idea to ask which car we would buy from the year we were born (thanks, John) and then the generation gaps within the team became very clear.
What followed was an endless wave of notification sounds from the group chat, with everyone throwing out model names ranging from a Ford Model T (just kidding, Andreas!) to BMW E30s, every old 911, the ever popular Lamborghini Countach and the much newer stuff Brad is limited to.
The rules are pretty simple: you can choose any car from the year you were born, as long as it was offered new at the time of your launch to this world.
Being born in 1983 meant that I have a pretty nice range of options to choose from; cars like the Audi Ur-Quattro, the Alfa Romeo GTV6, the early BMW E30s, the original VW Golf GTI, the Renault 5 Turbo and plenty of other tasty ‘80s metal. Feel free to add any interesting American and Japanese cars from the same period.
But after some careful thinking that lasted about 15 seconds, I decided that the car I wanted the most was none other than the Porsche 928. Porsche produced these wonderful coupes between 1978 and 1995, so I’m in the clear.
The classic front engine-rear drive layout and the beautifully futuristic design is a combination that’s hard to resist, while the big V8 up front is adequate for blasting down the motorway, when no one is watching. It was Porsche’s masterpiece at the time, a car designed to make a statement with its engineering and all-around performance.
Porsche’s initial intentions was to replace the 911 with the 928 but customers rather fortunately didn’t take the bait. When the 911 eventually returned to healthy sales figures, the Porsche 928 was left to do what it did best. Through the years it grew stronger and faster, and the fact that Porsche kept it in production for 17 years speaks volumes of how advanced the 928 was for its era.
What car would you pick? Tell us in the comments below, throw a few pictures in if you’d like too, and let’s keep the conversation going.