1988 Porsche 959SC Reimagined by Canepa

May 8th, 2023 by

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This is NOT FOR SALE but say hello to this gorgeous 1988 Porsche 959SC Reimagined by Canepa! This extraordinary Porsche is dressed in Emerald Green and under the hood lies a 2.85-liter twin-turbo flat-six that makes 825hp.

The Porsche 959SC is legendary in every step of the way. Porsche used every cutting-edge tech they had their hands on in the 80s to create a Porsche with unparalleled performance levels. Adjustable suspension, intelligent all-wheel-drive, lightweight Kevlar composite and aluminum body panels, plus super light magnesium wheels made the 959SC an unforgettable Porsche. Still, all this development nearly bankrupted Porsche, creating a vehicle that lost around 50% of its costs on the 292 959s built.

The other legendary attribute of the 959SC is thanks to Bruce Canepa, one of the legendary Porsche specialists on the planet. The 959 was never initially available in the US, but Canepa worked with the government and got them to pass the “Show or Display” exemption rule. Federal legislation that allowed exceptional vehicles to bypass federally mandated requirements to make a car roadworthy in the US in 1999.

Canepa Motorsports reimagined this specific 959SC and fully developed the motor from a sequential twin-turbo flat-six that made 444hp to the 825hp and 600 lb-ft of torque beast under the hood. The twin turbos are now set up to run parallel and delivers a modern driving experience. Each build spends over 4,000 plus hours, and 3,000 individual pieces are restored or upgraded, making this a genuinely one-of-a-kind Porsche.

Autobahn Porsche - 1988 Porsche 959SC Reimagined by Canepa