Perhaps the best way to try and answer that is to look back at the iconic 959.
When the Porsche 959 was launched back in 1986, it featured many hi-tech features that are now often considered standard fare for not only sports cars, but cars in general. Today we have the all-new Porsche 918 Spyder, and like the 959, it's a modern breakthrough in technology. So what are the chances that one day in the future its technology will be considered mainstream? It's a tough question to answer. So perhaps it's best to take another look at the 959 and see how its technology helped pave the way forward.
Motor Trend gets behind the wheel of both of these epic machines in order to not only reevaluate the 959, but also to see whether the 918 stands a chance at being a future classic.