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1988 Porsche 959 VIN: WP0ZZZ95ZJS900288 There were only 288 of these supercars built by Porsche between 1987 and 1988, including preproduction and race cars. This is the LAST" 959 that rolled out of the Porsche factory in 1988. There are only 349 miles (factory test miles) on this rare Porsche 959. This gorgeous 959 has been stored since brand new in 1988. It was received by Canepa with the original factory cosmoline finish. The Porsche 959 was by far the most technologically advanced sportscar when it was introduced in 1985. Their timeless design, state-of-the-art systems, and superior driving characteristics make them still one of the greatest sports cars of all time. About the 959 In the early 1980s, to the joy of race fans worldwide, FISA introduced its new Group B regulations. To qualify for homologation, manufacturers would have to produce and sell 200 road versions of their cars. Only two stepped up to the challenge: Porsche with its 959, and Ferrari with its 288 GTO. Porsche developed the powerplant; a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engine with an air-cooled block and water-cooled heads, displaced 2.85 liters, about half a liter less than a contemporary 911 engine. It was coupled to a unique manual gearbox. The motor had originally been developed for the Moby Dick" race car and then been redeveloped slightly for the short-lived Porsche Indy Car before being tweaked" a last time for use in the 961, the 959's racing counterpart. The water-cooled cylinder heads combined with the air-cooled block, 4-valve heads and sequential turbochargers allowed Porsche to extract 444 hp from the compact, efficient and rugged power unit. In an attempt to create a lightweight shell, Porsche adopted an aluminium and Aramid (Kevlar) composite for body use along with a Nomex floor, instead of the steel normally used on their production cars. The vehicle's weight of 3,190 pounds (1,450 kg) helped to achieve its high performance level. Porsche also developed the car's aerodynamics, with automatic ride-height adjustment and zero lift" aerodynamics. The 959 also featured the most advanced all-wheel-drive system available in a production car. Capable of dynamically changing the torque distribution between the rear and front wheels, the PSK system gave the 959 the adaptability it needed both as a race car and as a super" street car. Under hard acceleration, PSK could send as much as 80% of available power to the rear wheels. It could also vary the power bias depending on road surface and grip changes, helping maintain traction at all times. The magnesium alloy wheels were unique, being hollow inside to form a sealed chamber contiguous with the tire and equipped with a built-in tire pressure monitoring system. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We thank you for your interest in Canepa. To request further information or submit offers, please call or email: Bruce Canepa

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Year:  1988
Miles:  0 - 4 999
Transmission: Manual
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