The Porsche 959 could do 198 mph, while letting the world know that twin turbos are awesome, and that variable all-wheel drive was the thing. It is a treasure in the collections of Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates. The car's influence is still felt to this day on Porsche's lineup.
The Porsche 959 is the best car of the 1980s because it walked the walk, winning everything from Dakar to Le Mans. Quite simply, in its heyday, nothing made could beat this car on any surface.