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The Porsche 962C: The Car That Changed Motorsports

The Porsche 962C is a sports prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had.

End of 1984 saw the introduction of the 962, which soon found success with private owners and enjoyed a career that lasted remarkably long. Some 962s were still competitive in the middle of the 1990s. Later, the Porsche WSC-95 took its position as the primary car.

A 2.65-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with about 620 horsepower drove the 962. It had a max speed of more than 200 mph and was connected to a five-speed manual transmission.

The 962 was an extremely successful car that won the World Sportscar Championship five times and the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times. It is regarded as one of the greatest racing vehicles ever.

From the very beginning, the Porsche 962C participated in the 180 km long Supercup races that took place from 1986 to 1988. In his Porsche 962C, Hans-Joachim Stuck triumphed in the famous and competitive ADAC Würth Supercup in Germany.

He tested the then-new Porsche dual clutch transmission (PDK) at top speed during the first Group C sports car prototype competition.

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