Porsche 959 1987-1989


June 14, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Porsche 959 (1987-1989)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
197
0-60 mph
3.6
0-100 mph
8.3
1/4 mile
11.8
0-1 km
21.6
BHP
450 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
369 @5500rpm
BHP per ton
310
Engine capacity CC/CU
2849/174
Engine type
Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbochargers x 2
Compression Ratio
8.3:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 24
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
AWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
167.7
Width (in)
72.4
Height (in)
50.4
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3190
Additional Info: Created for Group B race homologation, which required 200 cars for road use, the 959 was used for the Paris to Dakar Rally. This car back in the 80’s was super fast (still is, by any standard), and had many technological advances in it’s design and implementation.

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