Porsche homologates the Dauer 962 Le Mans for the newly-formulated ACO GT1 class. It is based on the model built by Jochen Dauer from Nuernberg, with the “Dauer 962“ receiving road-homologation on 14 March 1994.
The 2,994 cc, water-cooled twin-turbo engine delivers around 600 hp at 7,700 revs to the rear axle via a five-speed gearbox. Fully tanked the Dauer 962 Le Mans weighs 1,000 kilograms, the fuel tank holds 120 litres. On the long straight of Le Mans the Porsche reaches top speed at around 365 kph.
Compared to Group C vehicles permitted to date, the flat underbody and the narrower tyres (14 inches instead of 16) are major disadvantages. However, clear advantages are a larger fuel tank (120 instead of 80 litres) and more power (ca. 600 hp instead of 550).
Running the show is the experienced Joest team together with Porsche personnel.
Mauro Baldi, Yannick Dalmas and Hurley Haywood lap the Le Mans circuit exactly 344 times in a 962 LM GT003 and collect the 13th overall victory for Porsche. The Dauer 962 with chassis number 962 LM GT002 secures third overall driven by Thierry Boutsen, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Danny Sullivan.
|Engine:||Cylinders: 6 B biturbo, watercooled, mounted lengthwise ahead of the rear axle, 4 valves|
|Power:||600 hp (441 kW) at 7.700 rpm|
|Fuel system:||120 litre tank capacity|
|Transmission:||Rear-wheel, singleplate, sintered-metal clutch, 5 gears|
|Chassis:||Front: dual wishbones, gaspressure shock absorbers, titanium coil springs, driver-adjustable stabilizer
Rear: twin control arms, adjustable satbilizer, vented brakediscs, fixed, four piston saddles
|Dimensions and weight:||Length 4.995 mm
width 2.000 mm
weight 1.000 kg
|Performance:||Approx. 365 km/h|