A spectacle of the 1980s, the Porsche 959 was manufactured by Porsche from 1986 to 1988. Originally, the 959 was designed to be a Group B rally car. Thereafter, the Porsche 959 became a legal street car that met the requirements of FIA homologation regulations. Porsche produced only 337 Porsche 959 from 1986 to 1988. From 1992 to 1993, the 959 was also produced but only 8 units were built in total.
2.8-Liter Twin-Turbocharged Flat-6 Engine
From the engine, to the exterior, to the interior, the Porsche 959 contains multiple perks. The 959 sports a 2.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine. The 2849 cc motor is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 959 motor produces 450 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 370 lb.-ft. of torque at 5500 rpm. With that power, the 959 can hit 60 mph in only 3.6 seconds (includes Komfort and Sport).
Komfort vs. Sport Models
The Porsche 959 had two separate models: the Komfort and the Sport. The 959 Komfort hit 100 mph in 8.8 seconds while the 959 Sport reaches it in only 8.2 seconds. The Sports version is limited to 29 units and has 515 horsepower. The top speed of the Komfort model is 198 mph while the Sport can reach 211 mph. The 959 Sport can complete a quarter mile in only 11.9 seconds at 119.5 mph.
King of the 1980s
Overall, the Porsche 959 can be considered the king of the 1980s. There were many fine sports cars in the 80s but this one is one of the most popularly known. From its 2.8-liter flat-6 to its 450 horsepower, the 959 was a true sports car. Today, the 959 Komfort can be seen for sale for over $1,000,000! This value holds with cars having over 10k miles. The Porsche 959 is a true car collector’s gem.