The Porsche 959 of Bill Gates

30 Sep, 2013 | category - Vehicles | 5 photos | 5273 visits

Porsche 959 owned by Bill Gates is the most famous car of this model. The history of its acquisition of so unusual that the car even got its own nickname - "Gates 959".

For those who do not know, the 959 model was produced by Porsche from 1985 to 1988 and was one of the best sports cars in its class in the world. An intelligent four-wheel drive, adjustable suspension, twin-turbo, six-speed manual transmission, excellent aerodynamic characteristics, acceleration to a hundred in just 3.7 seconds. and a top speed of 311 km / h making it the fastest production car at the time, and the best of those that could be bought for money in 1986 (and later). Money, by the way, were not small. In 1986, the brand new Porsche 959 cost about 225 thousand dollars and was one of the most expensive cars in the world. At the same time, the cost of producing each copy (including the cost of developing the model) was almost twice as high as the selling. Total produced about 300 cars.

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