Max speed 319 kph (197.78 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.6 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s
1000 m 21.6 s
1/4 mile 11.8 s


Power 330 kw (443 bhp / 449 ps) @ 6500 rpm
Torque 500 Nm (370 lb-ft) @ 5500 rpm
Displacement 2.8 liters (171 ci)
Engine type B6 twin turbo
Engine location rear

General data

Gearbox 6 speed manual
Drive all wheel drive
Fuel capacity
Year of introduction 1986
Home country Germany


Curb weight 1450 kg (3190 lbs) +


Power to Weight ratio 305 bhp/tonne
Power per liter 158 bhp/liter
1/8 mile (est) 7.6 s @ 94 mph
1/2 mile (est) 18.8 s @ 141 mph
1 mile (est) 30.8 s @ 162 mph stats

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Track Time Position Faster than Slower than

Porsche 959 racing rivals

Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911 Turbo, Lamborghini Murcielago, Lamborghini Diablo, BMW M6

0 - 100 km/h
Ferrari FF 3.5 s
Gallardo LP560-4 3.6 s
Porsche 959 3.6 s
Countach Turbo S 3.7 s
McLaren Mercedes SLR 3.7 s
0 - 200 km/h
Continental GT Speed 13.2 s
Continental Supersports 13.2 s
Porsche 959 13.3 s
Lamborghini Diablo VT 13.3 s
911 Turbo 3.6 factory... 13.4 s
1/4 mile
Fairlane Thunderbolt 11.8 s @ 123 mph
BMW M6 (F13) 11.8 s
Porsche 959 11.8 s
Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM 11.8 s @ 124 mph
911 GT2 11.8 s @ 124 mph

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Community comments (18)

  4 years ago
I so love the 959. Mind-blowing performance, its relative rarity plus its historical iconic significance makes the 959 a wicked, irresistible combination of a car.
  5 years ago
Test in Fiorano was clocked by Ferrari, in a comparison test. So this can explain why Porsche was so slow... I do not think this lap time can be considered good.
  6 years ago
How much would the time drop for the f40 and 959 if they were on modern tires?
  6 years ago
Technology has improved but emissions standards, crash standards, etc. have also gone up. People also want more luxury in their sportscars which also adds weight.

It's always hard to compare modern cars to older ones.
  6 years ago
How stupid are you? the Turbo will WASTE this in a straightline and around a track, 0-100kmh or mph is not similar, and the Turbo is very much a supercar. and the SLR is nowhere near a power flop.
  6 years ago
Its funny how the 2010 turbo has alot more horsepower than the 959 and yet 0-100 is about same, i would say the evolution of the turbo in the Porsche is a little slow. After 14 years you would think they could have harnessed the power to acheive a supercar status based on the 959 considering the Mclaren SLR was a power flop also, considering the price. Thumbs up to the Nissan GTR for causing a stir and how young this car is and imagine how this car will be in 5 years, shame on Porsche for being behind.
  6 years ago
RUF is a independent car producer by internatinal law since over 30years. They produce cars and they tune cars, the CTR is their own product with own manufactor number.
The CTR3 has a own production plant in saudi arabia...
Fox learn facts befor making comments...
RUF recive from Porsche chassies without any producer numbers, the RUF production engines only share the layout with Porsche flat 6, they use different cyl heads valves pistons etc etc.

  6 years ago
>>RUF is the biggest company to make Porsche tune-ups
  6 years ago
Fox...Ruf is not a tuning company, its a manufactur, so no, the CTR is not a tuned supercar.
  6 years ago
@ fox and both the 959 and F40 were owned hard at a Nardo high speed test by the RUF CTR... the CTR blows the doors out of both others, quicker accelerating faster topspeed and cheaper to buy.. and thanks to the small standart 911 chassie easy to use as daily driver
  6 years ago
Yeah but which one would you take? F40 for me Baby XD
  6 years ago
Admin :)
Read this:

Porsche 959 too heavy

And it was competitor to Ferrari 288 GTO, because 288 GTO was done for Group B, Ferrari F40 was evolution of this car.

Sorry for my english...
  8 years ago
On this track they had used the 959 comfort insted of the sport. 3.6 vs 4.0+ in 0-60
  8 years ago
this Porsche was in the 80's what Mc Laren F1 represented for the 90's
  8 years ago
I'm an italian sportscars fun, so i can find many Fiorano laptimes in Italian magazine.
Yor list is wrong for some models.
Ferrari 456, for example, is not able to lap in 1.35, just too fast for that model.
Correct time is 1:40.
Ferrari 512 TR is wrong too.
It's a very heavy model, unable to compare with F 355.
Its correct time in italian magazines is 1.37.
Ferrari Testarossa (1984) is not in your list.
Its lap is 1:41.
Ferrari 328 GTB lap in 1.44.

  8 years ago
I agree. The 959 is faster than a lot of cars in that Fiorano list. But it's very very hard to find any lap times and track tests for such an old and exotic car. But you can try.
  8 years ago
According to its technical data and the sophisticated 4wd it should have been faster than 288 gto at any track. I think that it is faster than a 993 turbo. I do not belive that 1.37 in Fiorano was a "flat out" lap! Can we find other lap times?
  9 years ago
Funnyest thing is a fact that this car was made to be Group B rally racer. And 959 off-road modification participated in Dakar Rally. As a roadcar it was competitor to Ferrari F40. 959 was a uubercar at it's time. Very sophisticated and quick accelerating.
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