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1983 Porsche 959 Gruppe B

1983 Porsche 959 Gruppe B

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.

Read more about the Porsche 959

In Detail

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type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 1983 Frankfurt Mtor Show
built at Stutgart, Germany
production 1
engine V6
position Rear
aspiration Turbocharger
block material Cast iron
valvetrain 4 valves per cylender
fuel feed Injection
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
driven wheels 4WD
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
transmission 6-Speed Manual
top speed ~316.97 kph / 197 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~8.5 seconds