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Canepa Porsche 959


From the information sign:

"Still one of the Worlds Most Advanced Sports Cars"

The Porsche 959 was built in 1987 to create the ultimate road car and demonstrate the technology of the future. Today only a handful of cars are available with some of this incredible technology.

Only 226 of these supercars were built for the world. The timeless design, state-of-the art systems, and superior driving characteristics make them still one of the greatest sports cars of all time! Canepa Design was instrumental in the passing of the "show and display" legislation which allows these sought after vehicles to be driven in the United States for the first time. In addition Canepa Design has spent two year research and development to bring this awesome supercar to a new level of performance including California and Federal emissions compliance. An extensive engineering and development process including a new sequential management system, Garrett Air Research twin turbo system, stainless exhaust with dual catalytics, upgraded fuel system and wiring harness has resulted in dramatic performance improvements.

576 horsepower (@ 6000 RPM) 501 ft lbs torque (@5000 RPM)

The factory magnesium wheels have been modified to accommodate new technology Michelin Pilot Sport 245/45 front and 275/40 ZR17 rear low profile speed rated radial tires. The wheels also include Canepa Design exclusive titanium coating finish.

Engine: Flat 6 DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (water cooled), twin intercooled turbo chargers, 2850 cc.

Transmission: 6 speed manual, active all wheel drive.

Chassis: Independent front and rear suspension, electronic shock dampening, ride height, all wheel drive and differential locking.

Body: Steel unitized body, Kelvar body panels, aluminum alloy doors and front deck lid.

Steering: Rack and pinion, power assist.

Brakes: Brembo 4 piston calipers, cross-drilled ventilated rotors, ABS.

Curb Weight: 2976 pounds.

Wheels: Center lock magnesium alloy with tire pressure monitoring system.

Miscellaneous: Power windows and door locks, full leather with reclining sports seats, air conditioning, anti-theft, etc.

Performance: 0-60 mph (est) - 3.2 sec. Quarter Mile - 11.9 sec. Top Speed - 215+ mpg.
Last modified: Mon, 17 Oct 2005


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