When it comes to land speed records speed is measured to the fifth decimal place (hundred thousandths). So when Carl Fausett’s Porsche 928 hit 216.63537 MPH, that was more than enough to capture the title of World’s Fastest Porsche 928 (previously set at 206 MPH).
- 6.5 Liter 32v V-8 built by 928 Motorsports
- Composite high-flow intake runners
- Custom intake system with 12.6 Liter twin plenums
- Electromotive TecGT Engine Management system
- Distributorless ignition
- Pistons: Arias Custom forged w/graphite impregnated sleeves
- Engine static and dynamically balanced to within 0.1 gram
- Heads extensively ported and flow-benched
- Stainless Steel valves, race springs, titanium keepers
- Custom gear-driven supercharger with 928MS Patented Impeller
- Transaxle: 5-speed Borg-Warner Euro w/LSD, 2.20 FDR
- Torque Tube: Custom lightweight aluminum by 928MS
- Clutch: 928 Motorsports GT1 Twin Disc Clutch, Aluminum flywheel
- Wheels: 5.0 x 15, custom steel wheels
- Tires: Goodyear 28x15x4.5 on rear, 23.5x15x5.0 on front
- Springs: 928 Motorsports complete Hypercoil kit (1200 lb front, 1000 lb rear)
- Sway bars: Custom sway bars and Adjustable Drop Links by 928 Motorsports
- Exhaust: Jet-Hot coated headers and custom lightweight SS dual exhaust
- Body: 928 Motorsports complete composite front clip
- Furo Racecraft 8-point Chrome Moly Roll Cage
- Two Halon Fire Suppression System systems
- Weight: 4675 lbs as raced
- CHP: 900 Torque: 825 lb ft.
- Top Speed: Approx 240 MPH
- Underbelly: Custom complete belly pan by 928MS
- Rear Diffuser: Custom complete rear diffuser by 928MS
- Height: 30mm at front of chin splitter, 70mm at back of rear diffuser
Fausett’s next goal is to work on traction and down force in order to take advantage of all that horsepower. If he can find away to get that power to the ground he’ll most likely have a great shot at breaking another record, the blown gas modified record set at 231 mph. Blown gas modified class is for any modified car that runs only gas. This Porsche 928 qualifies.
Porsche’s Racing Department never officially entered or prepared a racing 928 for a pure works entry. Only once Porsche decided to make it obvious to the 911 enthusiasts that they usually tended to underrate the racing genes of the 928. Porsche then “arranged” this 928GTR to compete against the then dominant 911(993GTR) on the race track. In order not to offend sensibilities of their traditional 911/993GTR customers by officially challenging them with an outright Works – 928GTR, Porsche asked Max Moritz Racing, their longtime private racing partner from next door Reutlingen to enter this 928GTR Cup as a ‘semi-works’ car.
It didn’t come as a surprise that the drivers were: Bernd Mayländer, Manuel Reuter (Porsche works pilots), also Harm Lagaay (then Head of Porsche’s Design Studio). Vittorio Strosek sponsored MM with his Lightweight-Body-Parts and racing exhaust. The car was officially entered by Porsche-Club-Schwaben. Homologation minimum weight had to be, and actually is 1,370 kg (3,000 lb).
Lagaaij reports that the car was very competitive and able to hold most 964 CUP GTs down, although the engine was no more than fine-tuned after having been chosen from a set of high power output specimen in Weissach. In the last race of the season at Hockenheim a crank-bearing ran dry. As the car was supposed to race in 1995 as well, she was made ready to continue her successful competition in the 1995 season. A fresh engine was installed, selected from the same lot of high output engines and tuned as before. In 1995 Porsche’s 928 production came to an end, and the car consequently was not raced in the new season.
The late Max Moritz himself then had her join his collection of historic cars. She was not put on the road again until after his death, when the family sold the car in October 2004 – with only 24500 km on the clock (Porsche-Weissach is the only documented owner).
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