The 959 was designed as an prototype and motorsport homologation car. Like a Porsche GT1 and the Carrera GT later, it was used finest racing technology and brought it the street. Unfortunately only few know the promise to find out this, then it gave only a small number and he was extremly high priced.
How progressive the used technology were, you can see, that a good portion will be find in the Porsche 993 turbo again, which follows 10 years later. Also optical shows the 959, how the 911 of the coming generations will be developed.
So technical highlights were the four-wheel drive, the two water-cooled turbocharger, sodium-filled exhaust valves, chassis parts in Kevlar, polyurethane and aluminum, all around independent wheel suspension, speed dependent level control system, magnesium rims and a tire pressure control.
technical specifications Porsche 959
|engine||6-Cylinder-Boxerengine - bi-turbocharged|
|cubic capacity||2848 ccm|
|power||331 kW (450 bhp) bei 6550 rpm|
|max. torque||500 Nm at 5500 rpm|
|curb weight||1566 kg|
100-0 kph (cold)
100-0 kph (warm)
60-100 kph (5. gear)
80-120 kph (6. gear)
number of units Porsche 959
|year||units Porsche 959|
new produced special series
price: 747500DM (382190 EUR)