Article: How the Porsche 928 was Inspired by an Experimental '50's Corvette

October 13, 2018

By Chris Perkins in Road & Track

The fifth-generation (C5) Corvette was an extremely advanced sports car when it debuted, with some radical changes compared to the car that preceded it. One of the biggest changes was the C5's use of a rear-mounted transaxle, which made for better weight distribution and a roomier cabin. It's a drivetrain layout that's been a signature feature of the Corvette ever since.

Read More: Click Here to read how the C5 transaxle design was actually conceived in 1956; but, did not become a reality until 1997. In the meantime, the 928 debuted with this drivetrain in 1977.

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