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1987 Porsche 959

Being one of the most desired car brand since eight decades ago, Porsche is still considered as one of the high performing cars besides listing at classic sprinters. Porsche 959 was first introduced to the world in year 1986, the same time Ferrari F40 hit the market. With the ability to go 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, the Porsche 959 has 197 mph at factory top speed. This is also the very first supercar that had twin turbochargers, all-wheel-drive system, anti-lock brakes and composite body components.

The heart of the 959 was a detuned version of the 962-race engine and had a displacement of just 2.85-liters, but with the introduction of twin sequential turbochargers, the engine was capable of producing a respectable 444-horsepower. After debuting in the 959 in 1986, Porsche's all-wheel-drive system entered into mainstream production in the 1990 911 Carrera 4. The twin sequential turbochargers later made their way into the 993 generation of the 911 Turbo. The composite bodywork with Kevlar technology was also used in the production of the Porsche Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder. 

The Silver Metallic 959 with Burgundy leather interior up for auction this weekend is just 1 of 294 959 models made in the Komfort specification. Since rolling off the factory line in 1987, this 959 has covered just 3,657 miles. This 959 also features adjustable ride height and suspension dampening, port fuel injection, a six-speed manual transmission, power windows and seats, Blaupunkt radio, five-spoke alloy wheels, books and tools along with all of the other legendary features that were previously mentioned. 


[via TheDrive]



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