Ahead of the FISA standard introduced in 1987, Porsche further developed the 956 into the 962. The Porsche 962 was essentially a type 956 with new pedals, a front axle positioned 12 cm further forward and a steel roll cage. The six-cylinder turbo engine was now water-cooled and generated 700 bhp. A technical innovation came in the form of the semi-automatic Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) which was optionally available for the 962 C. The championship had meanwhile also undergone a change: The race series was given a new name and was now known as the World Sportscar Championship. With the 962 C, Porsche continued its series of victories not only in Le Mans, but also in the World Sportscar Championship and the American IMSA, until a new handicap rule finally ended its run in 1990. From 1991, racing cars powered by naturally aspirated engines contended for victory. After 41 wins in the World Sportscar Championship and six triumphs in Le Mans, the Porsche 952/962 C was finally consigned to the museum as the most successful racecar of all time.
|Model:||Porsche 962 Coupé in short and long-tail version|
|Engine:||6-cylinder Boxer engine, air-/water-cooled
Four-valve, 2 overhead camshafts per cylinder bank
|Bore x stroke:||95 x 70,4 mm|
|Max. power:||700 bhp (514 kW) at 8,200 rpm|
|Torque:||710 Nm bei 5.400 1/min|
|Mixture formation:||Electronic injection, 2 turbochargers,
2 charge-air coolers
|Transmission:||6 forward gears, 1 reverse gear,
rigid drive-through function
|Brake system:||Disc brakes, internally ventilated|
|Performance:||Top speed approx. 350 km/h|
325/625 x 17 / 350/680 x 19
1.634 / 1.590 mm
|Dimensions:||4.800 x 2.000 x 1030 mm|
* The latest Porsche models are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%. Data determined for standard specification and in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 5 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.
Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.