1983 Porsche 959 Gruppe B
The idea for 959 was born as early as 1983 when this so-called Guppe B prototype was displayed at Frankfurt Motor Show. In 1987 they finally built the 959.
The reason for building this car was to take part in Groupe B rally championship. But it was closed before the final version of 959, so they only built it as a road car.
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|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|released at||1983 Frankfurt Mtor Show|
|built at||Stutgart, Germany|
|block material||Cast iron|
|valvetrain||4 valves per cylender|
|displacement||2850 cc / 173.92 in³|
|power||335.6 kw / 450 bhp @ 6500 rpm|
|specific output||157.89 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Aluminium/Plastic Composites|
|top speed||~316.97 kph / 197 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.6 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~8.5 seconds|