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VIDEO: 1987 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP Accelerations, Flames & Single Turbo Flat-6 Sound!

1987 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP Accelerations, Flames & Single Turbo Flat-6 Sound!

 

1987 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP Accelerations, Flames & Single Turbo Flat-6 Sound!

This video is about a 1987 Porsche 962 (chassis 962-C04) which I recorded at Monza Circuit during the Monza Historic weekend by Peter Auto, racing in the Group C Racing championship. The 962 was Porsche’s replacement for the 956 and it was built and introduced in 1984 mainly to comply with IMSA’s GTP regulations. In fact the intention of Porsche with their 956 was to run the car in both the World Sportscar Championship and the North American IMSA GTP Championship but IMSA GTP regulations differed from Group C and subsequently the 956 was banned in the US series on safety grounds as the driver’s feet were ahead of the front axle center line. The 962 was born starting from a 956 to which the wheelbase was extended in order to move the front wheels ahead of the pedal box. A new steel roll cage was also installed to improve safety.

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