Porsche 959 Reviews and Specs. Porsche 959 is a Sprot of Porsche cars produced in 1986-1989. Porsche 959 also holds the title as the world’s fastest car, this car first appeared as a “Gruppe B” in 1983 at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Porsche 959 engine, as fitted to the 956 and 962 Group C cars. The 2.85-litre flat-six has water-cooled heads, twin superchargers and was quoted as producing 450bhp. Maclean’s car has had the desirable factory upgrade which includes smaller, more efficient turbos with more vanes, and a re-mapped ECU. It now puts out 585bhp, with torque upped from the standard 369lb ft at 5500rpm. As well as the sensational engine, the Porsche features four-wheel drive with variable torque split, with manual and electronic adjustable settings for different road conditions ranging from Traction, to Ice & Snow, to Dry.
Porsche 959 Interior It has a six-speed ’box, double-wishbone suspension with height adjustment, hydraulic and mechanical damping, 51% of the bodywork is of composite material and the drag co-efficient is a slippery 0.32. Phew.Open the aluminium door and you are met by what looks like a bog-standard 911 interior, apart from the very 1980s metallic-looking, Star Wars-inspired seats. Porsche has often gone off-piste with its seats.