A unique visual interpretation of the Porsche 959.
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The Porsche 959 was a Group B rally car of which 337 cars were built from 1985 until 1988. In 1992-1992 8 more were built from spare parts. To meet FIA's homologation regulations at least 200 road legal cars needed to be built. The "Komfort" cars were the street versions of the "Sport" race cars.
Porsche went flat out to create a pinnacle of automotive technology. One of its master technical achievements was the computer-controlled all-wheel drive, named "Porsche Steuer Kupplung" (PSK) which could dynamically transfer power between the front and rear wheels with up to 80% to the rear.
The 959 also featured a tyre-pressuring system, four-channel antilock brakes and an electronically adjustable suspension, incorporating a hydraulic lift system coupled with a dampener control system.
The body featured exotic materials like aluminium and kevlar to keep weight down. The 959's 2.8 litre engine was air-cooled and featured sequential turbocharging which generated up to 444 hp. Allowing it to reach 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 13.0 seconds. Its top speed was an impressive 195 mph (314 km/h).
The 959 boasted impressive technology which today is considered 'normal', but in the 1980s it was the first of its kind to combine all-wheel drive, computer control and turbocharging in a well-balanced super-car.
Note that this image is a great companion to my other "Porsche 959" images.
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