1985 Porsche 959 "Paris-Dakar"
A modified 911 4x4 captured overall victory in the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally, Porsche’s first desert race. At the time, Porsche was also developing a racer for the new Group B class, and used its experience with the 911 4x4 in engineering the resulting 1985 959 rally car. Technically advanced for its day, the 959 featured electronically controlled all-wheel drive and, for 1986, an innovative sequential turbocharging system. Porsche 959s finished 1st, 2nd and 6th in the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally.