1987 Porsche 959 Sport


1987 Porsche 959 Sport

Perfect traction was Porsche’s goal when they designed the 959. The PSK 4-wheel drive system was the technological highlight of the 959. PSK, which did add weight to the car, could vary the ratio of torque to the front & rear wheels. The default setting for the system was 40% front and 60% rear. Under acceleration the PSK adjusts to ratio to 80% torque to the rear wheels. During slippery conditions the ratio was 50 : 50.

The main difference between the Sport and normal version of the 959 was the weight. Porsche lightened the 959 by 100 kilos. To do this they removed the adjustable ride height system, adjustable dampening system, rear seats, power windows, air-conditioning, central lock, passenger side mirror.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$225 00 USD
engineTwin Turbo Flat-6
valvetrain4 Valves / Cyl
displacement2849 cc / 173.9 in³
bore95 mm / 3.74 in
stroke67 mm / 2.64 in
compression8.3:1
power335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output157.95 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque500.3 nm / 369.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
body / frameFibreglass Reainforced Kevlar, Ployurethance Plastic & Aluminum
driven wheelsRear Engine / PSK 4WD
front tires235/45VR-17
rear tires255/40VR-17
front brakesCross Drilled & Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake sizex 322 mm / x 12.7 in
rear brakesCross Drilled & Vented Discs w/ABS
r brake sizex 308 mm / x 12.1 in
front wheelsF 43.2 x 20.3 cm / 17.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17.0 x 9.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1350 kg / 2976 lbs
length4260 mm / 167.7 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~317 kph / 197.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph~8.4 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~11.8 seconds
drag.32 Cd

Auction Sales History

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1988 Porsche 959 Sport WP0ZZZ95ZJS905006 – sold for $1,705,000 One of Only 29 Sport Models Ever Built. Rare and Desirable Grand Prix White Livery. Upgraded to Factory Stage II Specifications. Outstanding Maintenance History Including .€55,000 Porsche Classic Service in 2011. Exceptionally Original Example Complete with Books, Tools, and Records. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
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1988 Porsche 959 Sport WP0ZZZ95ZJS905012 – sold for $1,100,000 One of Just 29 959 Sports Produced. Presented in Guards Red with Gray Cloth Upholstery. Upgraded by Canepa Design for Enhanced Usability and Performance. Minimally Used and Well Maintained. Just 5,956 Original Miles. Accompanied by Literature and Numerous Original Parts. A Landmark Supercar and One of Porsche’s Finest. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company