Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quick Vid: Porsche 959 vs 911 (997) Turbo S

The gents from Autoblogger compare the classic Porsche 959 to the outgoing Porsche 911 Turbo S. What many of the younger readers may not know is that the 959 was chock full of the technologies common place in current year base 911 Carrera's, back in 1986. It was ridiculously priced for the mid 1980's as well, at ~$225k (about ~$500k in today's "money"), but can still hang with current day supercars due to its lofty specifications: AWD, a twin turbocharger delivered 444hp, zero to 62 in 3.7 seconds and lightweight materials providing a ~3200 lb curb weight. The lessons learned from this Group B technical exercise paved the way for the current 911 (997.2) Turbo S.

Video courtesy of Autoblogger.

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