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September 7th, 2017

The Porsche 962C is a prototype racing car, specifically a Group C car. It was originally designed to compete in IMSA’s GTP but later entered the European Group C championship. Over the years it’s won several races with some of the greatest drivers behind the helm: Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, John Andretti, Tiff Needell, Derek Bell, etc. Equipped with a 3.0-Litre Flat-6, the 962 engine was capable of delivering serious horsepower. In IMSA-spec it had to use a single KKK turbocharger due to regulations, but Group C saw it wear the full-spec K27 twin-turbocharged setup. Claimed horsepower is anywhere between 620 and 750, at least in qualifying spec.

As brutal and fast as it is, most of the drivers who’ve sat behind the wheel of one claim the Porsche 962C is a great race car. A neutral chassis which can be modulated with the driver’s right foot and some left-foot braking. Want some insight into how that looks like from the cabin? Take a look at this video by HistoricRacingHD of a very brave man taking the 962C to its full potential in one of the most demanding race circuits in the world: Spa Francorchamps.

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