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Porsche 959

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Porsche 959

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2849 cm3 / 173.9 cu in / 173.9 cu in, 335.6 kW / 450.0 hp / 450.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 300 km/h / 186 mph / 186 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1987
Model959Issued until
Serie959Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4160 l / 146.91 cu ft / 146.91 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4260 mm / 167.7 in / 167.7 inTotal (curb) weight1450 kg / 3197 lb / 3197 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1199 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2268 mm / 89.3 in / 89.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)40.0 % / 40.0 % / 40.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)1.88 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke67.0 mm / 2.64 in / 2.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.42
Fuel supplyBosch Motronic fuel inj.Engine displacement2849 cm3 / 173.9 cu in / 173.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity474.83 cm3/cylinder / 28.976 cu in/cylinder / 28.976 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power335.6 kW / 450.0 hp / 450.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)163.3 kW / 218.9 hp / 218.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output117.8 kW/l / 2.589 bhp/cu in / 2.589 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque175.5 N·m/l / 1.54 lb·ft/cu in / 1.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed300 km/h / 186 mph / 186 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)3.60 s / 3.60 s / 3.60 sPower-to-weight ratio310.3 kW/ton / 235.1 bhp/ton / 235.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h3.70 s / 3.70 s / 3.70 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)8.30 s / 8.30 s / 8.30 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 959

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