Some cars simply vanish from the scene, and this is true all over the world. A Bugatti may be rare and expensive, but there are still places where you can see them frequently. The Porsche 959, on the other hand, is a different story. There is no place on Earth where you can see many 959s. There are clear reasons for this.
The Porsche 959 was first introduced as a production vehicle in 1986, although its development began in the late 1970s. Only a total of 292 units of the 959 were ever produced, making it an exceedingly rare and highly sought-after collector's item.
The Porsche 959 was ahead of its time and was considered one of the fastest production sports cars of its era. It was powered by a 2.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine equipped with two turbochargers, delivering an impressive 450 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. This performance allowed it to achieve a top speed of over 300 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just about 3.6 seconds.
The Porsche 959 was one of the first supercars to feature an advanced all-wheel-drive system. This system greatly enhanced the vehicle's traction and handling, making it suitable for various road and weather conditions.
The 959 was packed with innovative technologies of its time, including an adjustable suspension, an advanced tire pressure monitoring system, and a complex four-wheel steering system. However, this was also its downfall. The car was loaded with so many modern and technical features that it was plagued with teething problems. It was known that not everything worked flawlessly, and even today, some of these issues persist. If you plan to drive a 959 frequently, be prepared for numerous visits to the garage. This discourages many 959 owners from using their cars regularly. It's all the more special when you do come across one on the road.
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