Porsche 959 Komfort
- From prominent Porsche collection
- In first ownership until 2021
- Only 2.900 KM since delivery
- New car condition
- One of only 292 cars produced
|Interior:||Leather | grey|
* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 15,3 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)
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The Porsche 959
Porsche stunned the automotive world when it unveiled the 959 at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show. Identified internally as the Type 961, this new machine was to be the German automaker’s entry into the cutting-edge FIA Group B international rally championship arena, a no-holds-barred rally of the old school where practically any technology was permissible. This no-limits policy encouraged a long list of automakers to create incredibly powerful and extremely fast vehicles, all of which required production of at least 200 street-legal examples on which these rally specials could be based. The 959’s chassis was set on the same 89.4-inch wheelbase as the 911 Carrera with the cabin’s center section, including its stamped floorplan, nearly identical to the 911. The front trunk lid and doors were aluminum; the extended nose section with almost flush headlamps was molded of polyurethane, and the remainder of the shell from fiberglass-reinforced Kevlar. There was extensive ducting and venting in the nose to cool the front brakes and oil radiator. The body’s rear section was greatly extended and widened, generously ventilated, and topped with a full-width rear wing. Powering this advanced chassis was the true brilliance of the 959. A 2.85-liter, sequential, twin-turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, flat six-cylinder engine equipped with air-cooled cylinders and 24-valve, water-cooled heads. The engine was largely based on those used in the brilliant “Moby Dick” IMSA GT coupe and Porsche’s Indy open-wheel projects. Featuring a pair of asymmetrical turbochargers, each of them intercooled, this engine delivered seamless power, with a small turbocharger spinning up almost from idle to establish low-end boost, while the second exhaust-driven turbine came into play at 4,500 rpm. At full throttle and maximum boost, this relatively small engine produced a stunning 444 horsepower. Power was fed through a specially designed BorgWarner six-speed transaxle, which included an extremely low "gelände"—terrain—gear for use in off-road situations the Type 961 rally car might encounter. The Porsche-Steur-Kupplung (PSK) all-wheel-drive system allowed the driver to vary the 370 pounds-feet of torque between the rear and front axles, allowing up to 80 percent to the rear under hard acceleration, all managed electronically. The 959’s highly advanced suspension was also race-derived, with double wishbones at each corner, coil springs, and double shocks that could be adjusted by the turn of a knob from the driver’s seat. Both the ride height and shock damping were electronically adjustable, and a full array of instruments kept the driver in touch with everything going on behind and beneath. Special 17-inch lightweight magnesium alloy wheels and model-specific run-flat tires were created for the 959, and the wheels included one of the first automatic pressure-monitoring systems. The antilock braking systems featured large, ventilated discs. Most 959s were delivered as “Komfort” models, with an array of amenities, including full leather trim and air conditioning. The 959 was an amazing performer. It could reach 60 mph in under four seconds and cover the standing quarter mile in about 12 seconds on its way to a 197-mph top speed, making it the fastest street-legal production car of its day. With the cancellation of Group B racing in 1986, the 959 continued as a customer road-car model, although it cost so much to build that Porsche is said to have taken a 50-percent loss on every car. By the conclusion of production in 1988, just 292 examples had been built.
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