The 962

The 962

179.00

Cast resin sculpture inspired by the Porsche 962 race car.  Numbered and signed.  (Also available in clear versions - please specify with a note).

1:16 Scale.  Limited to 199 pieces

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After an incredibly successful debut of the Porsche 956 car in the European endurance championship circuits, development to accommodate new rules, and a demand for American teams running IMSA GTP gave birth to the 962.  With the 962 essentially an improved version of the 956, it garnered immediate and consistent success on both sides of the globe.  Its reliability put it in strong demand for privateers, serving as the perfect platform for private teams to apply modifications and remain competitive against the heavily backed factory teams.  Some went as far as re-engineering the entire vehicle, to address one of the common complaints with the car regarding its lack of stiffness.

In the World Sportscar Championship, the 962C drove to back to back championships in 1985 and 1986.  In IMSA, the 962 asserted continued success as it went on to win the championship from 1985 to 1988.  A notable participation at the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans considering the fact that the #2 factory Porsche 962 driven by Joachim Stuck and Derek Bell achieved a qualifying lap of 3:14.80.  Based on track distance, this put the average speed of the car at 251.815 km/h, a record which will never be broken in competition, as the track was changed to the current double chicane down the Mulsanne straight configuration.