PORSCHE 956 n.8



PORSCHE 956 n.8


The Porsche 956 is a prototype that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1984. The German Joest Racing Team with Stefan Johansson, Jean-Louis Schlesser and Maurizio De Narvaez at the wheel of the Porsche 956 n.8 did not finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984 due to engine failure after having covered one hundred and seventy laps. The winner the race was Porsche 956B n.7 with Klaus Ludwig and Henry Pescarolo, in second place the Porsche 956 n.26 with Jean Rondeau and John Paul jr, while in third position the Porsche 956B with David Hobbs, Philippe Streiff and Sarel Van Der Merwe.

The race was conditioned by the death of the race commissioner Jacky Loiseau due to the incident involving John Sheldon’s Nimrod-Aston Martin and Drake Olson’s sister car.

Video crash John Sheldon with Nimrod-Aston Martin, where a marshall race dead


Porsche 956
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, coil springs over Bilstein gas-pressurized dampers
Suspension rear: Lower wishbones, rocker arms, coil springs over dampers
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Dunlop


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


Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Stefan Johansson, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Maurizio De Narvaez


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De Narvaez Maurizio, Johansson Stefan, Schlesser Jean-Louis




24 Hours of Le Mans

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