Porsche 956

porsche 956

When was the first Porsche 956 built?

The Porsche 956 was built, as a replacement of the successful Porsche 936. The project started in the Summer of 1981 when FIA announced new Group C regulations for sports car racing. The first prototype chassis was completed in Spring 1982 when the World Endurance Championship season started.

How many times did Porsche 956 win Le Mans?

The car claimed its first Le Mans victory in debut appearance in 1982, clinching three more wins from 1983 to 1985. Porsche 956 was also the winning car for four consecutive years (1982-1985) in the World Endurance Championship.

What was the purpose of the Porsche 956 chassis 107?

In 1983, 956 chassis #107 was used by Porsche as a testbed for their P01 Formula One engine, later badged as TAG and used exclusively by McLaren. The car was able to test some of the characteristics of a Formula One car in order to develop the engine.

What happened to Porsche 956 004?

Former World Champion Alan Jones joined Schuppan in 004 at the Sandown 1000Km in Australia in December ’84. After one more start as a camera car at Silverstone in 1985, the racing career of 956 004 came to an end, but Porsche decreed that it wasn’t quite time for it to become a museum piece.

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.

When was the first Porsche built?

The first Porsche was built on the 8th of June 1948. Today the Porsche brand is one of the best-known cars in the world and they are among the most prized sports cars in the world. The car was built by the Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche who had been working on the car for many years.

When was the first Porsche F1 car made?

The project began in June 1981, and the first prototype chassis was completed on March 27, 1982, in time for the beginning of the World Championship season. Jürgen Barth tested the first chassis at Porsches private test track.

When was the first Porsche 356 made?

The Porsche 356 is a sports car that was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948–1949), and then by German company Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH (1950–1965). It was Porsches first production automobile.

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.

What happened to Porsche 956 004?

Former World Champion Alan Jones joined Schuppan in 004 at the Sandown 1000Km in Australia in December ’84. After one more start as a camera car at Silverstone in 1985, the racing career of 956 004 came to an end, but Porsche decreed that it wasn’t quite time for it to become a museum piece.

Who rebuilt the Porsche 956 monocoque?

Kauhsen rebuilt the car in conjunction with John Thompson, whose TC Prototypes company was leading after-market builder of 956/962 monocoques through the car’s career. Thompson was given the two tubs used in the crash tests to repair and he “stripped them apart and used as many original bits as possible”.

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.

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