Porsche 959 - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
It is impossible to overstate the significance of the 959 in Porsche's corporate history. Quite simply, after the creation of the 959, nothing would ever be the same. Conceived as a means to keep the underlying 911 platform relevant for years to come, Porsche packed the 959 with every conceivable technological advancement for the 1980s, including a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, sequential twin turbochargers, and aluminum-and-kevlar monocoque construction. The resulting product would become the fastest production car in the world for a time, with a top speed of 197 miles per hour, but more importantly, it would point the way for most production-based Porsches for the next thirty years, from the Carrera 4 to the 993 Turbo to today's 918 Spyder. Justifiably recognized as one of the most significant cars ever created, the Porsche 959 has been recreated in a 1:18-scale diecast masterpiece by AUTOart. The complex curvature of the 959's zero-lift body has been captured to perfection in AUTOart's model, as have its monstrous 2.85-liter engine and tech-packed interior.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Diecast metal body, features opening trunk lid, doors and hood. Poseable steering.
PERFECT FOR: Porschephiles. '80s fanatics. Game-changers.