Porsche 962 C - 24H Le Mans - 100th Anniversary - 1986

By Automobilist

Buy Now at Automobilist

Final price and availability may vary with our partners. Classic Driver may earn a commission when you make a purchase using our links

The Porsche 962, also known as Porsche 962 C, is one of the most successful and iconic prototype racing cars in the history of motorsports. The Porsche 962 C was an evolution of the highly successful 956 model, which was the first Porsche race car with an aluminium chassis. The newer 962 C model utilised different variants of the flat-six engine with turbochargers. With its sleek aerodynamic design, innovative engineering, and impressive racing achievements, the 962 C remains a beloved symbol of Porsche's dominance in motorsport history.

The Porsche 962 C made its debut at the 1984 24 Hours of Daytona, where it was driven by Mario and Michael Andretti. While the car led the race until it retired with engine and gearbox problems, it set the tone for the 962's impressive racing career. Over the years, the 962 C would go on to win numerous races and championships, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans back-to-back wins in 1986 and 1987. In the end, Porsche produced 91 examples of the 962 between 1984 and 1991.

Not only was the 962 C a beast of a car, but it was also a thing of beauty. Equipped with the Type-935 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 engine producing a staggering 620 bhp (462 kW), the car was capable of top speeds a little shy of 350 km/h (217 mph). The blue and white Rothman's livery is also widely acknowledged as one of the prettiest of all time, cementing the car's legendary status. Our tribute poster to the Porsche 962 C captures the car's legendary design at high speeds around the Circuit de la Sarthe, making it a must-have for any endurance racing enthusiast.

You may also like

Recently viewed