The Porsche 959 is one of the fastest, most advanced and technologically complex supercars of the ‘80s. The 959 was a super Porsche in every way, and not only by design but also by performance and price. It was the perfect blend of racing experience, and the latest technology along with turbocharging.
Porsche put everything in one car: the 959. They presented it in 1987 with a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six engine delivering a whopping 450 HP. And all that power went to all four wheels over an intelligent AWD system, the first of its kind.
They equipped the car was with traction control, ABS and a host of electronic systems, which helped the driver. Despite the fact all this is standard in most new cars today, it was space age technology in the late ‘80s. The performance of this technological tour de force was also astonishing. In fact, a 0 to 60 mph sprint was possible in just 3.7 seconds.