Ferrari F40 vs Porsche 959

Picture of Porsche 959
Picture of Ferrari F40
Category Porsche 959Ferrari F40
Engine layout 2.8 l B62.9 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 449 / 443478 / 471
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 500 / 369575 / 424
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1485 / 32741283 / 2829
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 302 / 298373 / 367

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Porsche 959Ferrari F40
0 - 60 mph 3.6 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.2 s7.7 s
0 - 130 mph 15.9 s13.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.1 s @ 101.9 mph8.4 s @ 103.1 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s11.7 s @ 126.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 19.2 s @ 149.7 mph18.9 s @ 159.7 mph
Est. 1 mile 31.5 s @ 173.4 mph29.6 s @ 183.9 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Porsche 959Ferrari F40
0 - 40 kph 1.4 s1.5 s
0 - 100 kph 3.6 s4.0 s
0 - 120 kph 5.1 s5.5 s
0 - 140 kph 6.3 s6.5 s
0 - 160 kph 7.9 s8.0 s
0 - 180 kph 9.6 s9.3 s
0 - 200 kph 11.4 s10.4 s
1000 m 21.6 s20.2 s @ 265.0 kph
Est. 100 - 140 kph 2.8 s2.3 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 8.7 s6.8 s

General performance

Category Porsche 959Ferrari F40
Top speed 319 kph (198 mph)327 kph (203 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.84 g (8 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)
Fuel economy 9.9 l/100 km (24 mpg US / 29 UK)8.6 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 33 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.87 g (9 m/s²)1.01 g (10 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 37 m (122 ft)37 m (122 ft)
60 mph - 0 38 m (125 ft)36 m (119 ft)
70 mph - 0 51 m (166 ft)66 m (218 ft)

Summary

Category Porsche 959Ferrari F40
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 26352676
Total 26352676

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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hostboy  10m ago

Quattroruote's listed top speed of 327kph was actually a tailwind speed, and AMuS's 321kph was actually a headwind speed —> average = 324kph, right on par with Ferrari's claim.

The 959 had factory upgrade options that allowed it to reach UP TO 339, or 344kph without the catalytic converters. Basically, that is as fast as the Jaguar XJ220 and Bugatti EB110 GT.


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hostboy  10m ago

The European-spec F40 and the 959 both are able to reach 97kph in first gear, which is 60mph. That explains the seemingly quick times.

100kph in 3.6 for the 959 vs 3.9 for the F40 in European mag testing

= 3.1 to 60mph for 959 and 3.4 to 60mph for F40 in American mag testing with rollout


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Anej Zorman  10m ago

Ferrari F40 only 8.6 l/100km really no it can't be


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Ferrarista  2y ago

Ferrari clear winner


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8mice  2y ago

Ferraris are great at catching fire


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aaayy  3y ago

Keep in mind those acceleration stats are probably from Ferrari, meaning that the 0-200 kph time is probably off by 2 sec.


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Fastedee  5y ago

In those days Ferraris lapped everywhere and Porsche was reclusive.


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Shaggy  10y ago

I agree, The F40 won as I expected.


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Karthick01  10y ago

I Think This Comparison would be More Interesting with Lap Times


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Shaggy  10y ago

I thought you all might like this one, in the '80s, this was the clash of the titans.