Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2015 everybody! Today I am re-posting a few features from the past in case you have missed them previously, but will be returning with new content this weekend. Stay tuned and thanks for checking in!
Since we are on the subject of vintage factory photographs anyways, what better way to kick off an all new segment than with pictures of Porsche 959’s during their production?In total, 337 street legal 959’s were built at the Zuffenhausen assembly plant through the end of 1988 for the FIA homologation of Porsche’s Group B rally car, known as the Gruppe B. The factory used the race series as a test mule for a new all wheel drive system and advanced aerodynamics, as well as kevlar construction to keep the weight down. It is interesting to note that in 1992 to 1993…
…Porsche used spare parts to build 8 additional ‘Komfort’ specification road cars, all propelled by a version of the same horizontally opposed 6 cylinder that we had come to know so very well, although this time around with 2.85 liters and employing twin turbos resulting in 444 hp. The classic 911 silhouette is still obvious in these 80’s super cars, keeping the connection to their simple, elegant roots still within the grasp of the dreams of many more of it’s admirers than were actually ever produced in total.
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