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Porsche 959 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1450 kg (3197 lbs)
Power / weight 309 ps (305 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 345 Nm (254 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1986
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 319 kph (198 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.6 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.6 s @ 94.4 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s
Est. 1/2 mile 18.8 s @ 141.1 mph
Est. 1 mile 30.8 s @ 162.8 mph
1000 m 21.6 s

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Porsche 959 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type B6 twin turbo
Displacement 2.8 l (171 ci)
Power 449 ps (443 bhp / 330 kw) @ 6500 rpm
Torque 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 5500 rpm
Power / liter 160 ps (158 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout rear engine, all wheel drive

959 rivals

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RS  6y  

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.


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Dario  6y  

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.


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Lance  7y  

How much would the time drop for the f40 and 959 if they were on modern tires?


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Anonymous  8y  

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.


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Anonymous  8y  

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.


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Anonymous  8y  

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.


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Georg  8y  

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.


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Fox  8y  

RUF is the biggest company to make Porsche tune-ups


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BumRush  8y  

Fox...Ruf is not a tuning company, its a manufactur, so no, the CTR is not a tuned supercar.


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Georg  8y  

@ 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


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BumRush  8y  

Yeah but which one would you take? F40 for me Baby XD


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Fox  8y  

Admin :)
Read this:
http://www.autozine.org/959/959_9.htm

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.

http://www.stormloader.com/groupb/ferrari.html

Sorry for my english...


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PhantomPorsche  10y  

On this track they had used the 959 comfort insted of the sport. 3.6 vs 4.0+ in 0-60


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labeeshment  10y  

this Porsche was in the 80's what Mc Laren F1 represented for the 90's


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marco  10y  

Hello!
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.


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FastestLaps  10y  

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.


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A156  10y  

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?


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FastestLaps  11y  

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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