Porsche 956 GTI n.14 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1985

PORSCHE 956 GTI n.14

PORSCHE 956 GTI n.14

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 GTI n.14 is a prototype that took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985. The German car purchased by the Richard Lloyd Racing Team, was one of the seven private cars registered for the French race. The British team made structural changes to make the 956 lighter.

Jonathan Palmer, James Weaver and Richard Lloyd at the wheel of the Porsche 956 GTI n.14 finished second at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985. Starting from ninth position, the English trio fought for victory until the middle of the race. An electrical problem forced them to the pits for a while. Palmer returned to seventh place and began a furious comeback that took them to second place with a gap of three laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Team Joest Racing driven by Ludwig, Barilla and Winter.

CHASSIS

Porsche 956
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 471 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1985 with drivers Jonathan Palmer, James Weaver, Richard Lloyd

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