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928 VS Z28 Motorweek Track Battle (1983)

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There were a lot of wars being fought in 1983 cinema. The Empire vs the Rebel alliance, Tom Cruise vs pants, Scarface vs...people who didn't say hello to his little friend. A lot was happening so it is understandable that some have forgotten about this unique battle.

What made the comparison of the 928 and Z28 most interesting wasn't necessarily the V8 engines or countries they came from. No, the most interesting aspect is that the matchup was a class battle. The 1983 Porsche 928 S sold for $43,000 base msrp ($104,000 in 2016 money, while the 1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 sold for just $13,600 ($33,000 in 2016 money).

Though the delivery of the dialog in this car video is crouton levels of dry, it is genuinely interesting to watch these cars fight it out on the track in their prime. It is also laughable to see how far we've come in terms of engine efficiency. For reference today's Ford 2.3L Ecoboost turbo 4 cylinder engine makes 310 hp which is a noticeable improvement over the 234hp 4.7L V8 found in the 928 and the 190hp 5.0L V8 living in the Z28.

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Chris Eastman

There were a lot of wars being fought in 1983 cinema. The Empire vs the Rebel alliance, Tom Cruise vs pants, Scarface vs...people who didn't say hello to his little friend. A lot was happening so it is understandable that some have forgotten about this unique battle.

What made the comparison of the 928 and Z28 most interesting wasn't necessarily the V8 engines or countries they came from. No, the most interesting aspect is that the matchup was a class battle. The 1983 Porsche 928 S sold for $43,000 base msrp ($104,000 in 2016 money, while the 1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 sold for just $13,600 ($33,000 in 2016 money).

Though the delivery of the dialog in this car video is crouton levels of dry, it is genuinely interesting to watch these cars fight it out on the track in their prime. It is also laughable to see how far we've come in terms of engine efficiency. For reference today's Ford 2.3L Ecoboost turbo 4 cylinder engine makes 310 hp which is a noticeable improvement over the 234hp 4.7L V8 found in the 928 and the 190hp 5.0L V8 living in the Z28.

Porsche Cheverolet Video 928 Camaro

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Porsche 928 vs Chevrolet Camaro Z28 on the track in the 1980s

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Chris Eastman

There were a lot of wars being fought in 1983 cinema. The Empire vs the Rebel alliance, Tom Cruise vs pants, Scarface vs...people who didn't say hello to his little friend. A lot was happening so it is understandable that some have forgotten about this unique battle.

What made the comparison of the 928 and Z28 most interesting wasn't necessarily the V8 engines or countries they came from. No, the most interesting aspect is that the matchup was a class battle. The 1983 Porsche 928 S sold for $43,000 base msrp ($104,000 in 2016 money, while the 1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 sold for just $13,600 ($33,000 in 2016 money).

Though the delivery of the dialog in this car video is crouton levels of dry, it is genuinely interesting to watch these cars fight it out on the track in their prime. It is also laughable to see how far we've come in terms of engine efficiency. For reference today's Ford 2.3L Ecoboost turbo 4 cylinder engine makes 310 hp which is a noticeable improvement over the 234hp 4.7L V8 found in the 928 and the 190hp 5.0L V8 living in the Z28.

Porsche Cheverolet Video 928 Camaro