The front of this Porsche may remind you of the standard 911. However, the wide-body, the stretched wheelbase, and the multitude of air ducts say otherwise. We caught this silver ultra rare Porsche 959 in San Antonio, Texas.
This was a true super car of the 1980s. In 1986 it held the title of fastest production car with the top speed of 195 mph, thanks light weight and the 2.85 liter bi-turbo motor that churns out 444 hp. Only 337 units were produced between 1986-1989, and this car was actually illegal for import to United States until 1999. It’s unknown how many examples of this car exist in the USA, but it cannot be very many.
It would be appropriate to see this car in a private collection, a museum, or a fancy concours show. Seeing a car like this in the wild is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
In the 80s this Porsche was doing battle with another super car – the 1987 Ferrari F40. History has a way of repeating itself, and we will soon witness another epic battle between Porsche and Ferrari. The upcoming Porsche 918 will go up against the Ferrari Enzo successor.
Please enjoy this TFLcar Prototype Hunting video, where we catch a glimpse of the Porsche 918 high altitude testing in the Rocky Mountains.