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The Porsche 959 is a mid-engined supercar developed by Porsche from 1986 to 1989. Only 337 units were produced. It was briefly the world's fastest production car although this title was swiftly claimed by the Ferrari F40.

It used many high-tech components such as an electronic all-wheel drive system as it was designed to compete in Group B rallying. The road-racing variant of the 959 - the 961 - competed and was successful in the Paris-Dakar Rally as well as in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Games

Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

The 959 is featured in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed as a Class 1 Golden Era car. In the PC release, it appears as an add-on vehicle.

It is as quick and powerful as the Porsche 911 Turbo (993) and more stable than rear-engined cars without all-wheel drive.

As with all other add-on cars, the 959 cannot be purchased, upgraded or tuned under normal circumstances, which makes the "supercar" somehow uncompetitive in-game.

Need for Speed: Top Speed

The 959 appears in Need for Speed: Top Speed.

Need for Speed: World

The Porsche 959 was made available in Need for Speed: World on July 26, 2011 as a tier 3 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as an A class car.

It was released following a "Create-A-Porsche 959 Contest" held from April 20, 2010 to April 25, 2010. 3D Modellers had the chance to send a 959 3D model to Black Box with the best entry being placed into the released title. The winning model was created by Svyatoslav Gampel.

The Porsche 959 is an above average A class vehicle due to its low weight and highly responsive handling, which comes at the expense of oversteer in turns. Its acceleration is sub-par, when compared to similarly ranging Porsches and overall somewhat lacking for a A class car. Top speed is 186 mph (300 km/h).

Stock: 671 (A class) Maximum: 769 (S class)

White

The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost4700. It was made available on August 22, 2012.

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Performance Parts
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StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class A Car 713
TopSpeedIcon2.png 682
AccelIcon2.png 771
HandlingIcon2.png 688
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Standard
SpeedBoost4700

Red

The White style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png1,350,000, and was initially released on July 26, 2011 as part of the 1st Anniversary event.

On May 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png1,800,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class A Car 671
TopSpeedIcon2.png 590
AccelIcon2.png 748
HandlingIcon2.png 676
NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png1,350,000

Year One

The Year One style is a art director car that costs SpeedBoost5000. It was released on July 26, 2011 and could be purchased for the duration of the 1st Anniversary event.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Porsche 959 Year 1.jpg
Performance Parts
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RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
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No Neon
NFSWWindowTint Cyan.png
Default Ride Height
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Skill Mods
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WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillRapidFire.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class A Car 733
TopSpeedIcon2.png 725
AccelIcon2.png 782
HandlingIcon2.png 694
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Art Director
SpeedBoost5000

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

The 959 appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) as a Super Series racer vehicle, and as an SCPD Rapid Deployment unit as part of the Porsche Unleashed pack for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

The 959 appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered as a car tier 3 vehicle available to cops and racers.

Cop

The 959 Interceptor is an SCPD Rapid Deployment unit unlocked by earning a pass in "Turn It Up".

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Rapid Deployment Unit - Cop (Tier 3)
"Technology Advanced 80's Super Car"
Earn a pass in "Turn It Up".
Top Speed:
197 mph (317 km/h)
0 to 62:
3.70 seconds
BHP:
450 @ 6,500 rpm
Drive:
All-Wheel
Price:
CLASSIFIED
Year:
1988

Racer

The 959 is a Super Series racer unlocked by earning a bronze medal in "Fast Lane".

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Super Series - Racer (Tier 3)
"Technology Advanced 80's Super Car"
Earn a bronze medal in "Fast Lane".
Top Speed:
197 mph (317 km/h)
0 to 62:
3.70 seconds
BHP:
450 @ 6,500 rpm
Drive:
All-Wheel
Price:
CLASSIFIED
Year:
1988

Trivia

  • A free 959 rental code was temporarily available for players of Need for Speed: World on August 5, 2011. The code initially featured a permanently storable 959, although this was later fixed.
  • The Porsche 959 in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) can be selected with either a Graphite Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Silver Metallic or White Pearlescent body paint colour.

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