10 Awesome Supercars You Might Not Know About

5. 1989 Porsche 959

In 1986, the Porsche 959 was the fastest car in the world and one of the first supercars to use an all-wheel drive system. The Porsche used a unique 2.85 liter, twin-turbo flat six cylinder engine thproduced 445 hp derived from that of the 911 and wore a special aluminum and Kevlar shell. With its aerodynamic body, the 959 resembled a 911 on steroids. The 959 was not originally made street legal in the US because of Porsche's refusal to give 4 up for crash testing (it was eventually made street legal in 1990, after the Show and Display Law passed). Only 337 examples of the $225,000 959 were built.

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