Hot Wheels selected a 1978 Porsche 928 as a finalist for the 2022 Legendary Tour, and a look at the spec sheet shows that the coupe deserves this praise. Much modified, it has been improved into a dragster powered by a massive, supercharged V8.
Porsche exclusively offers the 928 with the V8 engine, but it has never dropped anything this big or powerful between the model’s long fenders. Owned by Dan Humphreys of Midlothian, Texas, the coupe is powered by a Steve Morris-built 9.4-liter (572-inch) V8 and is powered by a 9.8-liter Whipple supercharger. It is said to be capable of generating more than 3,000 horsepower. Sending that power to the pavement requires 17-inch-wide rear tires, and Hot Wheels claims the 928 runs a quarter mile in 7.38 seconds at 184 mph.
Humphreys wasn’t trying to make a wolf in sheep’s clothing: the engine poked straight through the hood. The list of modifications made to this 928 also includes side-mounted exhaust pipes, a rear spoiler, two parachutes and a blue paint job that earned it the “Super Shark” moniker.