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Bill Gates’ Porsche 959 Spotted in Bellevue

Bill Gates, a figure to which needs no introduction, mainly for the creation of Microsoft, but mostly for the fact that he is extremely wealthy - at one point, he was the wealthiest person in the world. So with a fortune somewhere in the region of $55- (€44-) billion, you would be right in guessing that he can afford to buy nice things.
Bill Gates' Porsche 959 1 photo
One of the many nice things he owns is a excellent-looking Porsche 959, one of the first ‘real’ supercars, and the only competitor to the Ferrari F40, back in the day. Its twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with an air-cooled block and water-cooled heads, as well as many hyphens, produced 444 hp and pushed the 1,450 kg (3,190 lb) car to 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in just 3.7 seconds, before topping out at 317 km/h (just short of 200 mph).

Him driving this car also shows that he is slightly nostalgic of the early-to-mid 1980s period, when Windows was still on the drawing board, and he probably saw pictures of the 959 and wondered if he could ever afford one. Well, now, he could afford buying all 337 ever produced and his bank account would barely ‘notice’ it.

Photo by thebrit86 via instagram


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