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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1985 - 1986
Numbers built:6
Internal name:959
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 12, 2008
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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 390 bhp / 291 kW
BHP/Liter 137 bhp / liter

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

Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,273 mm (89.5 in) / N/A / N/A

Performance figures
Top Speed 240 km/h (149 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1986 Rally Paris Dakar (Rene Metge / Dominique Lemoyne)

Past sales

Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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