Saturday, 6 July 2013

NEWS: Porsche 962 Shell Porsche 962
CA03g, Le Mans 1988

'Porsche 962 is a sport-prototype racing car created to replace the already succesfull Porsche 956, in order to allow its presence in the Americans IMSA and WSC Group C competitions

It was one of the most succesfull racing cars ever and it won several competitions all over the world: - World Sport-Prototype Championship in 1985 and 1986 - 24h Le Mans in 1986, 1987 and 1994 - IMSA GTP Championship in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988 - 24h Daytona in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1991 - 12h Sebring in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988 The '962C' appeared for the first time at Le Mans in 1985.

The engine was a boxer, 6 cylinders, with two turbos, liquid-cooled, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft. On the 3 factory cars engaged in the '24 Hours' in 1988, displacement had been increased at 3 litres.

Even the tail had been updated. In those years, cars used 'long' shaped tails to have the less possible drag on the 'Les Hunaudières' straight. During qualifying, the works 962C reached a maximum speed of 391 kph. Car number 19 was driven by three Andrettis: Mario, former Formula 1 World Champion and Indy 500 winner, his son Michael and John, the son of Mario's twin brother.'

The following new spare parts will be available from next week too:
  • CS25T-60 - Porsche IMSA chassis
  • CS02p/2 - 956C / 956KH / 962C / 962KH / 962IMSA tearproof parts 
  • CH82 - Anglewinder motor mount 1.0mm offset Boxer/Flat - EVO6 - HARD
  • SP30 - Professional upgrade kit for extractor press SP20/SP21
  • WH1185-Mg - Mg ø16.5x8 short hub hollow wheels M2 grub silver 0.75g (2x) 
  • SCP201g - Analog cartridge, common ground (positive wiring) high current (40A peak - 20A cont) 
And available again in about 20 days: CA25z - Porsche IMSA white kit

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