|Production of the Porsche 959 started in 1987 and ending a year later with just 292 examples. Of these just 29 were Sport versions. Adjustable suspension, an intelligent four-wheel-drive system, tire pressure sensors, and super-lightweight hollow-spoke magnesium wheels made it a game changer 30 years ago. Even with a price tag of $300,000, it is said that Porsche lost money on every single one as a result of the costs of construction, research, and development.|
|Locomotion was courtesy of a 515 bhp, 2,848 cc DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with twin KKK turbochargers and Bosch-Motronic Electronic Fuel Injection through a six-speed manual transaxle. |
Featured was four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones and coil-over shocks, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes.
|It might have resembled the 911 produced at the time, but this was an entirely different animal. |
The 959 could leap from 0–60 mph in less than four seconds
|The 959 Sport boasted a full, leather-wrapped road cage with four-point racing harnesses and cloth upholstery. It featured a coil-over suspension and was stripped of air conditioning and stereo. This carved off about 220 pounds.|
|The car spent six months at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, where it was on display in a special exhibit of Porsche super cars. This 959 S is a true collector-grade example. It made €1.96m in 2017.|