Racing

1987 Porsche 959 #6/30

Porsche 959

History of the Porsche 959

When it was introduced, the Porsche 959 was the fastest production car in the world and the poster car on my wall. My friends had Lambo’s and Ferarri’s and one even had a Vector W8. Often cited as the most technologically advanced car of its time it was the first twin-turbo all-wheel drive Porsche made, and one of the first AWD sports cars ever. It had a top speed of 197 miles per hour. The 959S version could reach 211MPH. The 0-60 time was 3.6 seconds and 0-125 in 11.5 seconds. Its 1/4 mile time was 11.8 seconds at 128MPH. The car was built with an aluminum aramid composite body and chassis with a Nomex floor and magnesium wheels giving it a curb weight of 3,197 pounds. It was powered by a sequential twin-turbocharged 2.8L flat-six making 444HP.

Differences from Stock to Modded

Stock Performance

In Forza Horizon 4 the 959 stock is an A 795 PI car. It weighs 3190LBs and is rated at 450 HP with AWD smiliar to its ireal world specs. This gives it a power to weight ratio of 0.141 HP/LB. In stock trim, I managed a top speed of 200MPH. I did a 1/4 in 12.337 seconds at 118MPH and finished 2nd, in the Derwent Lakeside Sprint road race I finished 4thplace with a time of 2:50:37.

Fully Modded Performance

With all available mods, it’s an X Class 999 with 1,441HP and weight of 2671lbs which gives it a power to weight ratio of 0.665HP/LB. In the 1/4 mile, it did 8.715 seconds at 177MPH in 1st place. In the top speed run, it topped out at 267MPH. In the Derwent Lakeside sprint road race, I finished first with a time of 2:16:71

Porsche 959 Race Video

This video is the comparisons from above, with a top speed run, drag race, and road race for each setup of the car.

With a car as iconic as the 959 there are plenty of trinkets, souvenirs, etc that you can buy for this car including a poster similar to the one I had as a kid, or a Hot Wheels car

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