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Originally Posted by BRPORSCHE View Post
Couldn't find a comparo with the 959 to the plain jane 996. I did read this one back when you acquired the 959. Really good read about the 959 and the 997 tt.
That article explains the acceleration very accurately:

As soon as the road allows, I take a deep breath and floor the throttle in second gear. First of all very little happens -- it's quick but not especially startling. The boost gauge is flickering into life as I edge above 3,000rpm, at which point only the first of the two turbochargers is doing its stuff and it feels pretty much like a 930 of the early 1980s. As the revs quickly climb to 5,000rpm, the second turbo comes on song and the effects leave me reeling in shock and awe. The 959 simply roars, hunkers down and launches itself forward with such ferocity that I'm having great difficulty not using obscene language to describe what it feels like.
Old 11-08-2007, 08:31 AM
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