The Porsche 959 Is a $1.5 Million Automotive Icon

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Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro - 5 months ago
Have a good day at school, sweetie! Don't lose your 959 first aid kit!
Juan Tafoya
Juan Tafoya - Month ago
Can you review a RUF CTR "Yellowbird" that is a legendary car as well.
Philip Brechler
Philip Brechler - 3 months ago
Fun fact: That is a German first aid kit. Being German it is of course standardised and there is of course a law specifying what needs to be in there. So every German car has this insane amount of bandages in it.
Ravi Seal
Ravi Seal - 4 months ago
Doug DeMuro could you please review a Singer Porsche?
London Trucker
London Trucker - 4 months ago
I am from Hungary and my dad gave me a Hungaian first aid kit. It is almost the same as the 959 first aid kit, the only difference tha it is blue.
Neil Gibbons
Neil Gibbons - 9 hours ago
I like that simple steering wheel
MarTZook
MarTZook - 13 hours ago
Best. Car. Ever.
James Lambe
James Lambe - 15 hours ago
12:57 Chulo German Low Rider Action
kingstonram
kingstonram - 22 hours ago
G-Gear; G for German "Gelände"
Kyle Goldston
Kyle Goldston - Day ago
LOL...... Look at some of the old group B footage for the uninitiated.
They were really asking for the Carnage that eventually cought up with them.
I still wish the 959 and RS 2 had duked it out in group B though.
richi235
richi235 - 4 days ago
This car is the best of the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This car has overtaken its time by at least 10 years!If compared to the other supercar of the 90's Ferrari F40, this is super-luxury.
Jp Starlin
Jp Starlin - 4 days ago
That's dope, motor oil is put in the side of the car.
ThSan 995
ThSan 995 - 4 days ago
9:59 THE HOLE
BigBird1766
BigBird1766 - 4 days ago
When I was in the Army in Germany back in '87 one of these passed us up on the autobahn. We were going 80 mph (approx 130kph) in a Volksvagen beetle on our way to the skateboard park in a town south of Frankfurt called Hemsbach and one of these 959's, a silver one, blew by us going about twice our speed, approx. 150 to 160 mph! True story my friend!
MinoritiesRlazy
MinoritiesRlazy - 3 days ago
BigBird1766 yea I remeber that day I passed some faggy skateboarders and gave them the finger. I think one of em was in the military
sialababamak537
sialababamak537 - 6 days ago
If this looks dated, the F40 looks ancient.
sialababamak537
sialababamak537 - 3 days ago
+Alec Garcia No, it doesn't :)
Alec Garcia
Alec Garcia - 3 days ago
sialababamak537 f40 looks x1000000 better
Bill Morrigan
Bill Morrigan - 6 days ago
The review is excellent and it is spot on. And it goes to show that average folks should not have cars like this. They can't even use the gear shift properly and start with the g for off-road use instead of the first gear. I mean manufacturers are probably right that they don't produce manual sequentials for average folks -- only automatics, steptronics and obsolete manuals are available. That's probably right. I've always hated on such a practice but amateurs are probably gonna freak out + be unsafe with proper systems. So, my complaints that manufacturers only produce stupid gearboxes for street cars are untenable. This MT layout had been a common practice for faster shifting before the advent of manual sequential gearboxes which made the H-manual obsolete (in racing cars) as it is too slow. This MT layout is not available on average street cars (the 959 is an exception); the mechanical sequential gearbox ain't available either. No matter how much I hate it when only dumbed down gearboxes are available, this is the only way to go. You cannot tell amateurs to brake with a left foot either. You can't offer the 959 layout of the MT either, although I would prefer it that way as the manual sequential is not available in street cars. My complaints about stupid manual gearboxes are untenable for sure. Proper systems should be unavailable for amateurs who may have difficulties using such systems. That's also the case with the hard clutch here. It is not appreciated by the crowd but it's not the fault of the car -- the 959 is just very close to a track car in which the clutch is supposed to be like that. I myself love the MT layout and the use of the hard clutch on this 959, but I'm not passing any judgement, although the wheel systems don't appeal to me. I myself use runflat tires but not like this. This is overkill. Ignition into a wheel? LOL You might run into compatibility problems with the 959 :) A price tag of more than a million bucks? -- Thanks but not thanks. I can buy a whole fleet of all types and varieties of vehicles in mint condition for that much money, including track models (not usable on streets) with proper sequential manuals. Funny thing is that people who CAN drive this 959 and who WILL appreciate the MT layout and the clutch don't own these 959's. This 959 ended up just like a collectible item and initially it was anything but that. Such an irony. And even more irony with its price tag, as this is not a car for collecting. It's the car close to a track car. Such an irony. LOL :)
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One of the ugliest cars ever.
Terrencio Freeman
Terrencio Freeman - 7 days ago
Great video rockstar thx D!!
michael macfarlane
michael macfarlane - 7 days ago
These things might be special, but damn i just find them absolutely hideous. Lol
Michael Gallen
Michael Gallen - 7 days ago
The fact that the front wheel is off centre really annoys me
Martin Hüweler
Martin Hüweler - 8 days ago
At 19:00 you are showing how the reading lights work, Well i remember that the golf mk4 used exactly the same switching system
Heaven Lanes
Heaven Lanes - 8 days ago
Me: *watches Doug reviewing the 959*
Also me: *Why do I hear Dr. Know*
Matthew May
Matthew May - 10 days ago
Doug the kind of guy to step out of the shower..... to take a pee.
Nazrin Shah
Nazrin Shah - 10 days ago
uhh.. 911 gt1 evo? im pretty sure thats the most special
kenester621
kenester621 - 10 days ago
I love the fact that the lambo driver knew this wasn't just some old Porsche
pablo rages
pablo rages - 10 days ago
i LOVED those cars when it came out !
Milud Ghriba
Milud Ghriba - 11 days ago
Porche:makes a car with a flat V6 that can reach 200m/h
American car manufactures: am I a joke to you?
Luap Ahcor
Luap Ahcor - 11 days ago
one of the networks should pick up this show, this channel is addictive af
tim harper
tim harper - 12 days ago
Never heard anyone refer to a 959 as a nine-five-nine. It’s a nine-fifty-nine. It’s not a nine-one-one, a nine-four-four, a nine-three-zero, a nine-one-four, or a nine-two-four/eight, etc. So, why? My best childhood buddy is a Porsche mechanic and racer so I’m not a noob around Stuttgart’s finest. Why differentiate here? Even though the nine-fifty-nine certainly deserves some reverence.
tim harper
tim harper - 12 days ago
Considering Porsche lost $ on every example sold and the tech rivaled F1 and NASA, I’d say 1.5 is a bargain. Since I drive a 94 Miata, I’d say I know a “true-er” bargain.
don cherry
don cherry - 13 days ago
i'd trade a this for the cheaper f40 in a fucking second. Unfortunately, I'll never trade either outside of a video game. lol.
Lowdeon
Lowdeon - 14 days ago
I would take a 959 over any other car...except maybe an r34 gtr
wall1
wall1 - 15 days ago
Thing is uglyyyyy
Shamil Ameer
Shamil Ameer - 15 days ago
This car was truly ahead of its time
Guy Culley
Guy Culley - 15 days ago
You’re a big guy and I noticed a lot of headroom for a supercar
Arun Vishnu M.E
Arun Vishnu M.E - 15 days ago
If Doug was a school teacher or professor, oh man....
Hany Mohamed
Hany Mohamed - 16 days ago
this is just Amazing .....
Dat Boii
Dat Boii - 16 days ago
new supercars are boring and lack soul and innovation, they are just made to sell to rich kids and attention seekers, while the 959 is an astonishing vehicle for people with automotive culture and knowledge.
malang Sob
malang Sob - 17 days ago
That is ugly as shit.
deGroot Klyde
deGroot Klyde - 18 days ago
Ridiculous over engineering ?
Night Wolf
Night Wolf - 18 days ago
Need for speed Porsche unleashed brings me here.
Mr Miguel
Mr Miguel - 18 days ago
Mismatch tires??
Mr Miguel
Mr Miguel - 18 days ago
Damn that car is uaf!!!
snowymountainlove
snowymountainlove - 19 days ago
slam the door a little harder.
J E
J E - 19 days ago
The only car reviewed that seems like it should be worth more
zestydude87
zestydude87 - 20 days ago
I was 18 when this car came out and I remember lusting over it in the Car and Driver magazine.... a work of art.
Scott Wheeler
Scott Wheeler - 20 days ago
There's too many adverts to watch
miguel mansilla
miguel mansilla - 24 days ago
Doug is the type of guy that compares a Porsche 959 with a Toyota camry..
aurelius adrian
aurelius adrian - 24 days ago
instant stop 29:34 ...
bobby griz
bobby griz - 26 days ago
Stop looking at the camera lol
sharamall
sharamall - 27 days ago
@doug demuro 17:23 you're gonna give yourself wrinkles if you furrow your brow like that
PT JWW
PT JWW - 27 days ago
He should have mentioned the rims are made from a magnesium alloy: even lighter than aluminium.
Peter
Peter - 27 days ago
Doug - driving with his ford gt to a porsche 959, great
Zach Diecast Mansur
Zach Diecast Mansur - 28 days ago
Really man, a coffee commercial?!? You sold out man! What happened to the Doug I used to know, the independent underground car reviewer-guy, man? It used to be about the music, man, now... you will advertise anything for anyone just to gain a buck or two, man. 😣
Zach Diecast Mansur
Zach Diecast Mansur - 28 days ago
Really man a coffee commercial?!? You sold out man! What happened to the Doug I used to know, the independent underground car reviewer guy, man? It used to be about the music, man, now... you will advertise anything for anyone just to gain a buck or two, man. 😣
00bean00
00bean00 - 28 days ago
Doug, your "daily numbers" seemed inexplicably lower than what you were actually saying.
The Anime Box
The Anime Box - 28 days ago
Doug's the type of guy that wants bandages for lunch time.
Galaxy Ha
Galaxy Ha - 29 days ago
Its 1988
Better than Jaguar 2018
_FlyingEgor_
_FlyingEgor_ - 29 days ago
LEGEND CAR!
jon gone gone
jon gone gone - 29 days ago
look its not a caddy!! now this is history. no tow truck needed.
Kai-Uwe Trinks
Kai-Uwe Trinks - Month ago
Its a regular German first aid kit
Fspirit
Fspirit - Month ago
i want this car
TheRPGentleman
TheRPGentleman - Month ago
Iconic, but also ugly. Unless you want to drive around the automotive embodiment of a child's toy. The design looks like something Fisher-Price might come up with for a toddler's toy car.
Ian Mangham
Ian Mangham - Month ago
I never knew the suspension was that amazing
JasperSmeets
JasperSmeets - Month ago
The G-gear in the 959 was also a measure to avoid noise regulations. As regulations only tested on lower speeds and in lower gears, the porsche 959 would initially fail these tests. So they put in the G-gear, as testing had to be performed starting from 1st gear, with the G-gear installed, they could make first gear longer, which meant lower noise emissions which will pass the regulations.
Scorpionc
Scorpionc - Month ago
The F40 might be the Posterboy in the 80s, this one is the Drivers car. Anyway, every Car that is registered in Germany needs to have a First Aid Kit. And you get trouble with the Police and the Periodic safety inspection if you dont have one within its expiritation date. The Chalk btw. was for when you had a Crash to mark the Position of the Cars and then to push the Cars aside to make room for the traffic to keep flowing, if possible, I guess thats also an 80s thing.
Cipher DoUrdan
Cipher DoUrdan - Month ago
When you look it up and the history plays out like some anime.
959 - We go fast
F40 - We go slightly faster
959 S - Can't let you do that Ferrari.
F40 E - Wanna bet?
911 GT1- Absolutely.
F50- This'll be good.
choob
choob - 27 days ago
Cipher DoUrdan lol GT1>F50
Jeff polara
Jeff polara - Month ago
The Beachcraft Bonanza of cars!
Udalix
Udalix - Month ago
Both front and rear wheels appear to me like they could be moved backwards in the wheel well a bit. Looks odd with the wheels hugging the front side of the wheel well's like that.
Maciej Kornatowski
Maciej Kornatowski - Month ago
Honestly, if I ever reach a point in my life when I can afford it, my personal car collection will be complete with two cars: Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40. Two brilliant cars from same era, so close in performance, but so different they have nearly nothing in common.
Themadoutbacker
Themadoutbacker - Month ago
That thing is hella clean
Brad Pittman
Brad Pittman - Month ago
I saw a silver 959 around the Colorado Springs area on the road in 2013. It was awesome.
Andrew Langellier
Andrew Langellier - Month ago
Why is this his 6th least viewed vid???
laszlo katona
laszlo katona - Month ago
Now im sure that you are the product of hitlers superrace... 7/10?
science geek
science geek - Month ago
Doug. You are so anal. Image being one of his children, zero chance of ever pulling a quick one on Doug. But I must admit I am happy to see a review of a 959. Thanks.
Stephen Lipp
Stephen Lipp - Month ago
This car was the car poster above my bed as a kid!
Juan Ectomanen
Juan Ectomanen - Month ago
Shut the fuck up about that beautifull steering wheel
HansDampf1911
HansDampf1911 - Month ago
Info: The health kit is just a standard germany approved health kit. Nothing special here.
OneCrazyDJ
OneCrazyDJ - Month ago
10 miles driven, you owe $10,000 for that little cruise.
EmpireAppDesignz
EmpireAppDesignz - Month ago
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Alexis Martinez
Alexis Martinez - Month ago
I get so anxious when Doug messes with the dials and settings of things like suspension and other mechanical features on these million dollar cars. He does it so fast and it reminds me of when I used to play with power windows and it makes me feel like he's going to break something.
Jason Moore
Jason Moore - Month ago
Wow tough crowd, with that 65 doug score
Jason Moore
Jason Moore - Month ago
1 of my all time favorites. Just a beast on the race track or the rally circuit
Faan 1519
Faan 1519 - Month ago
This is the proof that 959 is a car beyond its time., adjustable suspension, traction settings. All these technologies used in 80's until now. The engineers must have been thinking 20 years ahead. Hands down
sip cip
sip cip - Month ago
I heard a theory that says The "G" gear was used to pass the noise test. Because of the measurement of noise level on certain speed, they put another gear to decrease the amount of noise
James F
James F - Month ago
Back seats down the perfect spot for a set of 15s. It's official this is the car I want.
TheSuperiorSkoda
TheSuperiorSkoda - Month ago
...Something something Ruf CTR
Karl X
Karl X - Month ago
Ugly as hell.
Ozan Bayrak
Ozan Bayrak - Month ago
Waitin' Jeff Bezos' 97 Honda Accord video
David Ramirez
David Ramirez - Month ago
I still can’t believe you drove this. I haven’t even selected this on a video game
Nicholas Mathis
Nicholas Mathis - Month ago
I feel bad.. I think this is one of the ugliest cars ever..
armoureddanger
armoureddanger - Month ago
the joe rogan car
boosted saleen
boosted saleen - Month ago
G for granny low gear . Lol
138thBatista
138thBatista - Month ago
On those stupid Facebook posts with the unreasonable question "If you had five empty garage spaces and unlimited money, what would you fill those spots with," I always think about having 5 - Porsche 959s, Sports or Comforts, don't care.
TestTubeBabySpy
TestTubeBabySpy - Month ago
Germans DO have a sense of humor, Ever heard of FunnyBot?
Hector Sanchez
Hector Sanchez - Month ago
I heard 959, 959 times
John Scott
John Scott - Month ago
This car screams late 80s
Charles Savard-Daigle
Charles Savard-Daigle - Month ago
No safety latch and a giant spoiler :)
fabts
fabts - Month ago
I love Porsches but this one is not my favorite, But if I had 1.5M I think buy me 7 Nismo GT-R SWT...
Sidney Green
Sidney Green - Month ago
Porsche 959 is a very hot looking car, I've always wanted to own one
Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas - Month ago
I know it’s fast and handles well. But, the design looks like a 1.5 million dollar version beetle with a big wing attached at the rear.
life in general
life in general - Month ago
i had to turn the sound down this guy was killing me with that 1960's disc jockey way of speaking... yuk!!!
ZiPolishHammer
ZiPolishHammer - Month ago
2 mil for a car that any layman would confuse for a 911. I'll never understand Porsche fanboys
Michelle Adams
Michelle Adams - Month ago
I feel you but Damn that's a great looking porsche i don't care what it is
Brick
Brick - Month ago
Doug: "Ahhh to be a youth in 1980s Germany."
Me: "Ahhh to be a youth in 1940s Germany."
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