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