Porsche 956

porsche 956

What kind of car is a Porsche 956?

The Porsche 956 was a Group C sports-prototype racing car designed by Norbert Singer and built by Porsche in 1982 for the FIA World Sportscar Championship.

How much is a Rothmans Porsche 956 worth?

Paris – On Saturday 12 February 2005, Christie’s International Motor Cars Department will stage a sale within the confines of Retromobile. Highlighting the sale is 956 chassis number 004, in distinctive Rothmans livery (estimate: €800,000-1,200,000). This is one of only ten Works models ever built by Porsche.

What happened to the Porsche 935 and 936?

Porsche had dominated international sportscar racing through the second half of the ’70s but, at the end of the ’81 season, the 935 and 936 that had been virtually untouchable in the Group 5 and Group 6 classes were rendered obsolete overnight by the new system of Group A, B and C classes. Groups A and B required a limited production run for eli...

What kind of engine does a Porsche 935 have?

With the 935 and 936 Porsche dominated international sportscar and prototype racing in the second half of the 1970s. Racing in the Group 5 and Group 6 classes respectively, the two cars shared a Turbocharged six cylinder engine.

How many Porsche 956s were built?

In total, twenty-eight 956s would be built by Porsche from 1982 to 1984, with an unofficial 29th chassis built from spare parts by Richard Lloyd Racing. The 956 was also the first Porsche to have ground effect aerodynamics.

What is the difference between a Porsche 956 and a 962?

The 962 was the 956 rejigged for IMSA rules, with a cage, a longer wheelbase putting the pedal box behind the front wheels and a single-turbo flat-six engine. That extra wheelbase can be spotted between the door shut and the front wheel well.

When did the Porsche 962 have a dual-clutch transmission?

Porsche tested its Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch transmission in the 956 in the early 1980s. PDK would be used in the Porsche 962, and would eventually make its way into production Porsches with the 2009 997 Carrera and Carrera S.

What kind of gearbox does a Ford 956 have?

The very first dual-clutch gearbox was also designed for the 956, mated to a traditional 5-speed manual. An improved chassis with better fuel efficiency from a Bosch Motronic electric system was developed for 1984, being termed the 956B.

What happened to the Porsche 936?

The Porsche 936 was built to compete in the World Sportscar Championship as well as at 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans under the Group 6 formula, which it won both of. Chassis 002 with #20 won with Jacky Ickx and Gijs van Lennep won Le Mans, while the #18 chassis 001 of Reinhold Joest and Jürgen Barth had engine failure.

What kind of car is a Porsche 935?

The Porsche 935 was a race car made by German automaker Porsche. Introduced in 1976 as the factory racing version of the Porsche 911 turbo prepared for FIA-Group 5 rules, it was an evolution of the Porsche Carrera RSR 2.1 turbo prototype, the second place overall finisher in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans.

When did the Porsche 935 win 24 hours of Le Mans?

Beginning with the 1977 season, Porsche offered the 935 to customers entering the World Championship for Makes, in the IMSA GT Championship and in the German Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM). The 935 went on to win the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring, Daytona, and the 1,000 km Nürburgring.

What is the difference between a Porsche 917 and 936?

The Group 6 Porsche 936 was the successor to the 908/03 and the turbocharged 917. While the 917 had a 5.4-litre flat-12 biturbo engine, the 936 got a 2.1-litre flat-6 single turbo engine. The reason for the 2.1-litre displacement was to fit inside the 3-litre class (turbocharged cars had a coefficient of 1.4).

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