Magnificent seven 4/7: the 959

It's 1985 and porsche Introduces the fastest road-going car the world's seen

5y ago

In the 1980s, Porsche produced the fastest road-going car to-date – a car that's more than fitting for part four of our series looking at the milestone supercars of Porsche's history.

Jump forward another decade in our series – to the 1980s – and Porsche is in the midst of a technological space race.

Conceived for the hugely advanced and wildly deregulated Group B rally series, the 959 was also homologated to satisfy FIA regulations, which meant a handful of people (292, to be exact) suddenly found themselves in the fastest road-going car ever made.

In 1985, the 450bhp twin-turbo 959 could hit 195mph, but reined it all in with four-wheel drive, ABS and computer-controlled differential. This was cutting edge stuff, yet within a few years it would be standard issue on the 911 Turbo.

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Comments (8)

  • I always say that 930 turbo is the best Porsche in brand history:D

      4 years ago
  • one hell of a Porsche, the 959 is the best.....

      4 years ago
  • Hi Mark, how about some news on the new 911 Turbo S for 2017/

      5 years ago
  • 959 all the way. this is the car that made me fall in love with Porsche's as a kid. I always preferred them to Ferrari. the again I preferred Lamborghini to Ferrari as well. still do

      5 years ago
    • Me to Mark the Porsche 959 was a car ahead of its time a world beater & a car in which started off the the whole Super Car craze the benchmark in which every other car would be judged

        4 years ago
  • Very very love this Porsche!!))

      5 years ago