When the 959 was introduced it was the fastest street-legal production car. The car drove 314km/h (195mph) fast. It was produced from 1986 to 1988. It was also hailed as the most technologically advanced road-going sports car ever built, and forerunner of all future super cars. For example: It was one of the first high-performance vehicles with all-wheel drive or it was one of the first cars with sequential turbocharging.
The car was powered by a flat 6 cylinder bi-turbo with 450hp.