A very rare example of a Porsche 959 has been recently crashed in Switzerland after its driver has lost control of the wheel due to some excessive speeding.
Besides the “usual” Ferrari and Lamborghini supercars which end up in our Car Crashes segment, every once in a while we get out from our “comfort zone” and present you with a very rare supercar, like this Porsche 959 in this case. According to the guys form the model in question has been crashed in Geneva, Switzerland, a few days back, and it seems that because of the wet road and the excessive speeding, the driver has lost control of the wheel, making his ride hit a guardrail and eventually landing on its roof.
Hopefully the sports car will be repairable and salvaged, returning to its former glory. The Porsche 959 has been produced in just 337 units, between 1986 and 1989, being offered with a two-door coupe body style and a rear-engine and four-wheel drive layout. This used to be the world’s fastest street legal production car in the world, being capable of reaching a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph). Power to it is being provided by a 2,847cc bi-turbo flat six-cylinder engine, connected to a six-speed manual transmission. All units were producing 444 HP but in the 959S, an optional 530 HP upgrade was offered. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint took just 3.4 seconds and this was the first road-legal car to hit a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph).