PORSCHE 962C n.17
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The Porsche 962C n.18 is a car that participated at 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.
The German Porsche AG team with Jochen Mass, Bob Wollek, Vern Schuppan at the wheel of the Porsche 962C n.18 did not finish at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1987, due to broken engine after sixteen laps.
The race won by Derek Bell, Hans Joachim Stuck and Al Holbert 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.
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1013 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Suspension rear: Lower wishbones, top rockers, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Porsche 935/82 2995 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 470 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Porsche five speed Manual.
Fuel brand: SHELL
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1987 with drivers Jochen Mass, Bob Wollek, Vern Schuppan