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Published on Dec 2, 2011
The Porsche 959 was the first unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt auto show as a study for a full time 4 wheel drive Group B super car. Back then, the automobile was still far from being completed and its potential a mystery. The 959's awsome capablilities matured thorugh through research and competition experience with the automobile. It demonstrated its outstanding abilities during the grueling Paris-Darker Rally, and Le Mans 24 hour endurance race. Porsche has taken their race car technology and put it into the 959, to produce a car that provides every comfort, with smooth running and the low interior noise expected of a road car, while smooth running and the low interior noise expected of a road car, while offering high safety reserves. Thus the 959, despite its massive 450hp engine power, can be driven easily at its lower RPM ranges. The 2848cc engine is a descendent of a famous 956 and 962 Porsche Group C Racer.