eGarage looks at a rare Porsche 959

Porsche 959
Frazer Spowart and eGarage have joined forces to produce a great video about Porsche’s laudable 959.

The regular 959 is scarce enough, but this example, owned by the Brumos Collection, is one of just six prototype versions built for Porsche’s former research and development division, the late Helmuth Bott. Interviews from Hurley Haywood, Don Leatherwood, and Peter Shutz provide a great insight into how this innovative machine made it into production.

Manufactured between 1986 and 1989, firstly as a Group B rally car and later as a street legal production car to meet FIA homologation regulations, the 959 uses a 2.85-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engine developing 331 kW (444 hp). On the road it cracks 100 km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds and can reach 317 km/h (197 mph).

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