The driver of a rare Porsche 959 somehow managed to crash the 80s supercar and flip it over.

The driver of a rare Porsche 959 somehow managed to crash the 80s supercar and flip it over.

Porsche built only 337 units of the 959 during 1986 and 1989 so it's sad to see one of the examples with the wheels facing the sky. The crash occurred a few days ago in Geneva, Switzerland and according to bystanders the driver was speeding despite the wet road and ultimately lost control, hitting a guardrail and then landing on its roof. Fixing up the roof made from Kevlar will probably cost a small fortune, but hopefully the supercar will be fully repaired.

When it came out in 1986, the Porsche 959 was actually the quickest production car in the world being capable of hitting a top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h). It was dethroned a year later by the Ferrari F40 which went on to become the first road-legal production car to crack the 200 mph barrier.

Special thanks go to Ruud for sending us the tip!

Porsche 959 flips over in Geneva after speeding on wet road