1988 Porsche 959 Komfort: The Best of The Best

For decades Porsche has been the benchmark of luxurious sports cars. No other manufacturer has consistently produced great car after great car like Porsche has. One of the more special and rare vehicles Porsche has put out is the 959 Komfort. This very unique car embodies everything that makes Porsche what it is. With speed, luxury, racing pedigree, and ‘komfort’, it’s a jack of all- actually it’s a master of all trades.

From Rally Stages To The Road

Porsche is well known for its history in road racing and circuit racing, however, the 959 was made for something else. Group-B rallying was essentially rally on steroids. The car’s limitations were lifted, and they were fast. So incredibly fast that after a very brief run Group-B was outlawed due to the unfortunate deaths of both drivers and spectators. Porsche was developing the 959 for this series, but since it canceled in the middle of development, it was readjusted a bit. Even though it never made it to this series it still saw plenty of action and eventually made it to roads.

This beautiful 959, like all, is powered by a twin-turbo flat-six and makes nearly 450 horsepower. For a while, it was the fastest road car in production and was nearly the first car to reach the 200 mph mark. All this pedigree and performance, and it still had the beauty and comfort that we’ve come to expect from the Germans. While it may feel like a race car on the track, it feels like a home theatre on the normal roads. Comfort and style. Just don’t forget what it’ll do when you put your foot down.

Most Porsche’s have significant heritage in racing. The 959 does too, but a very different and exciting breed of racing. This limited-production car is not only one of the coolest cars from the ’80s-’90s, but one of the most unique cars they’ve ever made. This 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort is not something you see every day, and that’s why we love it. Learn More

 

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