The 959’s excellence is built on power and speed. With an acceleration that can be described as a “rocket” and the highest top end ever measured during the time, the 959 stood alone at the pinnacle of production-car performance. You may think I am exaggerating my way through this article, but I am not. Considering you to be a man of figures, let me provide you with the data you will like. 0-to-60-mph in 3.6 seconds. 100 mph from rest in a mere 8.8 seconds, 120 mph in 12.4 seconds, and 140 mph in less than 20 seconds. When we talk about a quarter-mile run, the 959 completes it with a time of twelve seconds flat, at a terminal speed of 116 mph. As remarkable as these acceleration figures are, the 959 does not fail to impress when it accelerates in a more civilized fashion.