The Porsche 959's acceleration to 60 mph was astounding, routinely reported at just under four seconds.
The Porsche 959's acceleration to 60 mph was astounding at just under 4 seconds.

The Porsche 959 entered production during 1988 as promised, even though the Group B racing class for which it was designed had been abandoned before it really got started. Though obviously 911-based, the 959 was unique in many ways. Not least of these was appearance, which was highly functional, from hollow-spoke wheels to lower-body air ducts to ultra-wide tail.

This twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive tour de force was bred to be Porsche's ultimate road car. The pictures and specifications on the next page give an idea of the triumph of this Porsche model.

Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

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