Porsche 962C n.17 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1987

PORSCHE 962C n.17

HISTORY

The Porsche 962C n.17 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1987. After the victory with the Porsche 962C n.1 of 1986 the builder of Stuttgart has to face the rise of the Jaguar XJR-8 that had won the first four races of the 1987 Sports Prototype Championship, during the test the official team obtained the first row thanks to the use of the qualifying engine.

Stuck, Bell and Holbert won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1987 with the Porsche 962C n.17 for the trio was the second consecutive victory, in second place came the 962C n.72 of Team Primagaz Competition of Lassig, Yver and De Dryver , with a gap of 20 laps, the Jaguars despite being faster in the race had many difficulties. The Porsche 962C won with Bell, Holbert, Robinson and Al Unser jr also the 24 Hours of Daytona of 1987.

CHASSIS

Porsche 962C
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1013 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Porsche 935/82 2995 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 470 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Porsche five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1987 with drivers Derek Bell, Hans Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert

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