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  Porsche 962C
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1985 - 1989
Predecessor:Porsche 956
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 01, 2005
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Engine
Configuration 962/72 B6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 175 kilo / 385.8 lbs
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,994 cc / 182.7 cu in
Bore / Stroke 95.0 mm (3.7 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 7.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Chain driven
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Aspiration 2 KKK Turbos
Power 780 bhp / 582 KW @ 8,200 rpm
Torque 710 Nm / 524 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
Red Line 8,400 rpm
BHP/Liter 261 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body Kevlar, glass reinforced plastic and aluminium panels
Chassis sheet aluminium monocoque with rear subframe
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 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,800 mm (189 in) / 2,000 mm (78.7 in) / 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,650 mm (104.3 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) BBS 13 x 12 / 14.5 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.87 bhp / kg
Top Speed 340 km/h (211 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1985 Mugello 1000 km (Jacky Ickx / Jochen Mass in 962-002)
1985 Monza 1000 km (Manfred Winkelhock / Marc Surer in 962-110)
1985 Silverstone 1000 km (Jacky Ickx / Jochen Mass in 962-002)
1985 Hockenheim 1000 km (Derek Bell / Hans-Joachim Stuck in 962-003)
1985 Mosport 1000 km (Derek Bell / Hans-Joachim Stuck in 962-003)
1985 Brands Hatch 1000 km (Derek Bell / Hans-Joachim Stuck in 962-003)
1985 Selangor 800 km (Jacky Ickx / Jochen Mass in 962-002)
1986 Monza 360 km (Derek Bell / Hans-Joachim Stuck in 962-003)
1986 24 Hours of Le Mans (Derek Bell / Al Holbert / Hans-Joachim Stuck in 962-003)
1986 Jerez 360 km (Oscar Larrauri / Jesus Pareja in 962-115)
1986 Spa 1000 km (Frank Jelinski / Thierry Boutsen in 962-117)
1987 24 Hours of Le Mans (Derek Bell / Al Holbert / Hans-Joachim Stuck in 962-006)
1989 480 km Dijon (Bob Wollek / Frank Jelinski in 962-011)
1990 World Challenge of Tampa (James Weaver in 962-148)
1991 Daytona 24 Hours (Frank Jelinski / Henri Pescarolo / Hurley Haywood / Bob Wollek in 962-129)
1993 Road America Grand Prix (John 'Winter' / Manuel Reuter in 962-016)

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
  • Golden Era - The history of Group C & IMSA GTP, by Ian Briggs and John Starkey
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