The Porsche twin-turbo flat-six engine was a set fixture during the entire Group C era. This started with the 956 of which this example was the first built for a customer. Extensively raced in period, it was fielded by Kremer Racing at Le Mans in 1983 for Mario and Michael Andretti, and Philippe Alliot. They finished an impressive third overall. It was later sold to Japan where it continued to be raced until the the end of 1986. Despite its long racing career, chassis 956-101 survived in remarkable unscathed condition. Beautifully restored to its 1983 Le Mans livery, we captured the car at Monza a few years ago. It will be back in action this weekend at the Spa Classic.
Porsche not only sold complete cars, they also supplied components to other constructors. Among these was Courage, who fielded Porsche-powered Group C cars from the second half of the 1980s. Among the very last of these was the C30 LM of 1993. Built specifically to race at Le Mans, it later evolved into an open cockpit Le Mans Prototoype. In this guise the model continued to be campaigned for several more years. The second example built was chassis C30-010, which competed at Le Mans four times. Retained by Yves Courage for many years, it has more recently been restored to its 1993 configuration for its first private owner. It changed hands again last year and was campaigned at Mugello last month.

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1993 Courage C30 LM Porsche

1983 Porsche 956 (956-101)