Porsche’s era of dominance at Le Mans was over, that innovative period in motor sport during the mid-70s, which saw Porsche cars occupying half the grid at Le Mans (in 1975, of the 55 entrants 27 were Porsche with 24 of those 911s).
The winning years of the 956 and 962 race cars were also a distant memory, the 962’s last Le Mans win was in 1987 followed by a second place the following year. But the experience gained on the race track in the field of turbocharging set the company on a course that was the envy of many other much larger motor manufacturers.
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