Hurley Haywood and the Prototype Porsche 959

Here’s a nice video by the guys at eGarage featuring some iconic people from the history of the Porsche 959 project. Hurley Haywood gives his opinion on the impact the design of the Porsche 959 had on the whole 911 model line, while Peter Schutz, former CEO of Porsche AG, offers the view that the 959 may have had more affect on the automotive world than any car since its introduction. Given the sheer amount of technology built into the 959 at the time, he’s quite probably right.

This particular car is one of the original six prototypes and was owned by Helmuth Bott, head of Porsche R&D at the time and the man responsible for guiding the team that created it. Today, it lives in the Brumos Porsche Collection in Jacksonville, USA. Take a look at the car, but also, look at the museum scenes and the amazing collection of historic Porsches lurking in the background.

Porsche 959 – “You Cannot Do It Alone” from eGarage on Vimeo.

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Author: Neill Watson

If you love the sound of the Cosworth V8 as much as the V12 Merlin, the smell of Jet A1 as much as Castrol R and admire the late Ray Hanna as much as Sir Stirling, you’ll find you’re both on the same page. Neill's love of art deco buildings means that his ideal home would be a brilliant white, 1930′s control tower in Southern France, with crisply mown grass, biplane parked on the driveway and a Ferrari 288GTO in the garage. This is something that those around him tolerate, though it does concern them from time to time.

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