The 959 has long been a loony-hoony favorite of mine, being the pinnacle of 1980′s automotive engineering. Where the F40 attacked the 200 mile per hour barrier with pure power and light weight, the 959 used brains over brawn. The F40 is a pair of Usain Bolt’s Puma track spikes, and the 959 is a well heeled pair of Saville Row Oxfords that somehow managed to achieve the same level of speed prowess. The 959 was the Veyron of its day, and it’s never given up the mantle of dream car.
I never thought I’d see one out on the road, let alone in the dark early morning in the middle of last weekend’s Los Angeles Monsoon!