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  Porsche 959 Sport
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1987 - 1988
Numbers built:37 plus 29 intended for the American market
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 08, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Type 959/50 B6
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Weight 236 kilo / 520.3 lbs
Construction alloy block and head
Displacement 2,849 cc / 173.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.0 mm (3.7 in) / 67.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 8.3:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Turbos
Power 450 bhp / 336 KW @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 500 Nm / 369 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 158 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, dual coil springs over fully adjustable shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, coil springs, fully adjustable dual shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated and cross-drilled discs, ABS
Gearbox 6 speed Manual
Drive All wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,350 kilo / 2,976 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,260 mm (167.7 in) / 1,839 mm (72.4 in) / 1,280 mm (50.4 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,273 mm (89.5 in) / 1,504 mm (59.2 in) / 1,549 mm (61 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.33 bhp / kg
Top Speed 317 km/h (197 mph)

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  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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