Porsche 959

Porsche 959

Car Facts:

  • Porsche 959 manufactured by Porsche from 1986 to 1993; 
  • At first, Porsche 959 was manufacturing as a rally car, and in 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally finished in 1st place; 
  • When Porsche 959 was introduced that year it was the world’s fastest street-legal production car
  • top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph), with some variants even capable of achieving 339 km/h (211 mph)
  • In 2004, Sports Car International named the 959 number one on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s; 
  • The Porsche 959 S was a 959 “Sport” with larger turbochargers that increased power output to 515 PS (379 kW; 508 hp) only twenty-nine cars were built; 
  • The Porsche 959 was not street legal in the United States prior to 1999; 

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