The Porsche 956 was the first Porsche Endurance Racing Car with a monocoque structure made of Kevlar and Aluminium elements. The 956 was propelled by a twin turbocharger six cylinders placed centrally in front of the rear axle. It was successful both in Europe and in the USA.
The Porsche 962 appeared in 1984 as an evolution of the 956 according to regulation evolutions in Europe and North America. The wheelbase had been extended in order to allow the entire cockpit to be placed behind the front axle; this arrangement allowed a better protection for the driver with a crash absorbing zone at the front of the car. The engine was equipped by one turbocharger.
The Porsche 962 won, in particular, the Daytona 24 Hours race in 1985, 1986,1987,1989 and 1991, as well as Le Mans 24 hours race in 1986, 1987 and 1994 (Dauer Porsche).
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