Road Tests Real world tests of Porsche 928 vs Pantera GTS

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Porsche 928

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More expensive sticker price $26k vs $16k Around 65% more expensive harder to own
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De Tomaso Pantera GTS

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Faster top speed 179 mph vs 138 mph 41 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 14 s vs 15.6 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 9.33 lb/hp vs 15.58 lb/hp More than 40% better power-to-weight ratio
More powerful engine 326 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 219 HP @ 5,250 RPM Around 50% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 6.5 s vs 7 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
More torque 326 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 254 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 5,800 cc vs 4,474 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,040 lb vs 3,411 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Porsche 928  vs
Pantera GTS 
Brand Porsche De Tomaso
Price 26,000 15,500
Year 1978 1973

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 15.58 lb/hp 9.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 219 HP @ 5,250 RPM 326 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 254 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,474 cc 5,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.11 in 4.02 in / 3.5 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,411 lb 3,040 lb
Width 72.3 in 74.8 in
Height 51.6 in 43.3 in
Length 175.7 in 168.1 in
Front track width 60.8 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 98.3 in 98.4 in

road tests

Porsche 928  vs
Pantera GTS 
Top speed 138 mph 179 mph
1/4 mile 15.6 s 14 s
0-60mph 7 s 6.5 s
0-100mph 18.5 s 14.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 2.75:1 4.22:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 406/? 178 381/? 203
Rear wheels 406/? 178 381/? 254
Porsche 928
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De Tomaso Pantera GTS
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