Hot Wheels has selected a 1978 Porsche 928 as a 2022 Legends Tour finalist, and a look at the specifications sheet suggests the coupe is worthy of this praise. Extensively modified, it has been alchemized into a dragster powered by a huge, supercharged V8 engine.
Porsche exclusively offered the 928 with a V8 engine but it never dropped anything this big or this powerful between the model’s long fenders. Owned by Dan Humphreys of Midlothian, Texas, the coupe is powered by a 9.4-liter (572-cubic-inch) V8 built by Steve Morris and fitted with a 9.8-liter Whipple supercharger. It’s reportedly capable of making over 3,000 horsepower. Sending that power to the pavement required fitting 17-inch-wide rear tires, and Hot Wheels claims that this 928 runs the quarter mile in 7.38 seconds at 184 mph.
Humphreys didn’t try to build a wolf in sheep’s clothing: the engine pokes right through the hood. The list of modifications made to this 928 also includes side-mounted exhaust pipes, a rear spoiler, two parachutes, and blue paint that earned it the nickname “Super Shark.”