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  Porsche 962
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1984 - 1990
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 18, 2013
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Engine
Configuration 962/70 B6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 175 kilo / 385.8 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,869 cc / 175.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 93.0 mm (3.7 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Camshaft Chain driven
Fuel feed Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Single KKK Turbo
Power 680 bhp / 507 KW @ 8,200 rpm
Red Line 8,400 rpm
BHP/Liter 237 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body Kevlar, glass reinforced plastic and aluminium panels
Chassis sheet aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, top rockers, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Gearbox Porsche 5 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, single plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 850 kilo / 1,874 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,770 mm (109.1 in) / 1,634 mm (64.3 in) / 1,548 mm (60.9 in)
Fuel tank 120 Litre (31.7 Gallon US / 26.4 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 13 x 16 / 14.5 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.8 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1985 Daytona 24 Hours (A.J. Foyt / Bob Wollek / Al Unser / Thierry Boutsen in 962-104)
1985 Sebring 12 Hours (A.J. Foyt / Bob Wollek in 962-104)
1986 Daytona 24 Hours (Al Holbert / Derek Bell / Al Unser Jr. in 962-103)
1986 Sebring 12 Hours (Hans-Joachim Stuck / Jo Gartner / Bob Akin in 962-113)
1987 Daytona 24 Hours (Al Holbert / Derek Bell / Al Unser Jr. / Chip Robinson in 962-103)
1987 Sebring 12 Hours (Jochen Mass / Bobby Rahal in 962-121)
1988 Sebring 12 Hours (Hans-Joachim Stuck / Klaus Ludwig in 962-121)
1989 Daytona 24 Hours (John Andretti / Derek Bell / Bob Wollek in 962-108C/C02)

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
  • World Sportscars Group C and IMSA Cars from 1982, by Michael Cotton
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