Doug DeMuro’s obsession with automotive minutiae might not work with every one of his reviews, or for all of his 2.3 million subscribers. However, if there’s one car that deserves to be inspected with the thickest possible magnifying glass around, it’s the Porsche 959. This techno-titan established itself as one the greatest sports cars to emerge out of the 1980s, and with more gadgetry than some exotics sport in this day and age, it’s only fitting that DeMuro take us through this car in as much detail as some can stand.
If anything, his appreciation for door clicks, button actions, slides, and lighting works well with a car that was designed to do it all. In addition to setting a new standard for sports cars with sequential turbos and a 197 top speed (210 for the 959 S), it had every gizmo one can imagine.
He notes some of the quirks of this supercar which would cause some people to scratch their heads. The lift system, and “crawler” gear for offroading, the four different traction settings, the theft-proof center-locking wheels, the real-time torque split display, and the silver leather seats will catch the eye of any observer. It was, truly, ’80s excess manifested in an all-encompassing, over-the-top supercar.