Porsche 930 n.123 eighteenth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984

PORSCHE 930 n.123

PORSCHE 930 n.123

HISTORY

The Porsche 930 n.123

CHASSIS

Porsche 930
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4291 mm
Width: 1775 mm
Height: 1331 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Porsche F6 3299 cc Bi-Turbo
Power: ? kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Eighteenth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Jean-Marie Almeras, Jacques Almeras, Tom Winters

Porsche 956 n.26 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984

PORSCHE 956 n.26

PORSCHE 956 n.26

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 n.26 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1984. In 1984 the official team of Stuttgart boycotted the participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to the new regulation published by the Automobile Club of the West, which foresaw changes on fuel consumption. This allowed private teams to win the French classic. The car was entered by the American Team Preston Henn Racing. The livery was black with sponsor T-Bird Swap Shop and fitted Dunlop tires.

Jean Rondeau and John Paul jr at the wheel of the Porsche 956 n.26 took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984 and they finished second at the finish line. The American team, even starting from the twenty-fifth position, managed to cut the second place with a gap of two laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Team Joest Racing with driving Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig

CHASSIS

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

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 456 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual 5 speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Jean Rondeau, John Paul jr

Porsche 956 n.34 did not finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984

PORSCHE 956 n.34

PORSCHE 956 n.34

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 n.34 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1984. In 1984 the official team of Stuttgart boycotted the participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to the new regulation published by the Automobile Club of the West, which foresaw changes on fuel consumption. This allowed private teams to win the French classic. The car was entered by the Australian Team John Fritzpatrick Racing. The livery was red with sponsor Bob Jane T-Marts and fitted Dunlop tires.

Larry Perkins and Peter Brock at the wheel of the Porsche 956 n.34 took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984 and were forced to retire due to an accident. The Australian pilots started from fifteenth position, but an accident after one hundred and forty-five laps forced them to abandon the race won by the >Porsche 956B n.7 of Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig brought to the race by Team Joest Racing.

CHASSIS

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

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 456 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Larry Perkins, Peter Brock

Porsche 917 K n.19 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971

PORSCHE 917 K n.19

PORSCHE 917 K n.19

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Porsche 917 K
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: 4120 mm
Width: 1980 mm
Height: 940 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Porsche 912.10 180° V12 4907 cc
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1971 with drivers Richard Attwood, Herbert Muller

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

Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 retired in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1980

PORSCHE 935 K3/79 n.71

PORSCHE 935 K3/79 n.71

HISTORY

The Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 is a car that participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980. To promote the Apple brand, Steve Jobs agreed with the Dick Barbour Racing team to sponsor their Porsche 935 in the 1980 season.

Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson and Allan Moffat at the wheel of the Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980. The trio was forced to retire after eleven hours of the race due to the engine failure. The race was won by the Rondeau M379B n.16 by Jean Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jabouille.
During the season, the Apple-sponsored Dick Barbour Racing team car took third place at the Road America 500 with Rahal and Garretson.

CHASSIS

Porsche 935 K3/79
Fibreglass and kevlar body panels
Length: 4820 mm
Width: 1985 mm
Height: 1150 mm
Brakes: ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 3164 cc F6 Turbo
Power: 560 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Retired in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1980 with drivers Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, Allan Moffat

Porsche 962C n.11 fourth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1987

PORSCHE 962C n.11

PORSCHE 962C n.11

HISTORY

The Porsche 962C n.11 is a prototype that competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1987. The official team after the 1986 victory with the new Porsche 962C model decided to sell the model even to private individuals. Kremer Racing modified the Porsche 962, fitting a new Thompson aluminum honeycomb structure, famous for its stiffness and lightness compared to that used by the manufacturer which was made of aluminum sheet. The main objective was to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.

George Fouché, Franz Konrad and Wayne Taylor at the wheel of the Porsche 962C n.11 participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1987. The three drivers with the sponsored car Leyton House, finished the race in fourth place, with a gap of twenty-eight laps from Porsche 962C n.17 official of Stuck, Holbert and Bell winners of the race.

CHASSIS

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

ENGINE

Porsche 935/79 2826 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 470 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Porsche five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fourth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1987 with drivers George Fouche, Franz Konrad, Wayne Taylor

Porsche 917 L n.3 second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970

PORSCHE 917 L n.3

PORSCHE 917 L n.3

HISTORY

The Porsche 917 L n.3 is a prototype that came in second to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970. The Stuttgart manufacturer presented the new 917 in 1970 in various versions, the main one was the long-tails, designed to take advantage of the long straight of the Hunaudieres but with a lot of instability in the slow corners. At Le Mans they presented a car painted in purple with random green psychedelic signs with white edges.

Gerard Larraousse and Willi Kauhsen with the Porsche 917 L n.3 came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970. Twelve tenths on the grid managed to climb in third position after seven hours. At the twentieth hour, they were second and held this position behind the Porsche 917 K n.23 drivers Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann who won the race with five laps of advantage.

CHASSIS

Porsche 917 L
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2033 mm
Height: 920 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 912.10 180° V12 4907 cc
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Gerard Larraousse, Willi Kauhsen

Porsche 911 RSR n.92 winner class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018

PORSCHE 911 RSR n.92

PORSCHE 911 RSR n.92

HISTORY

The Porsche 911 RSR n.92 is the winning car of the GTE PRO class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 2018. After the withdrawal in the LMP1 category, the German team devoted itself strongly to the GTE categories. To celebrate the seventy years of life, for the French race two cars were lined with liveries reminiscent of the Porsche, the n.92 recalled the 1971 Porsche 917/20 nicknamed Pink Pig that was all pink and specified the parts of the pig.

Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre and Laufens Vanthoor won the Porsche 911 RSR n.92 in the GTE PRO class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018, for the trio was the first success.
In the race the cars of the Stuttgart builder dominated the race, the duel was between the winning Porsche and the 911 n.91 driven by Bruni, Makowiecki and Lietz, the latter came second at the end of the race with a turn away from the sister car.

CHASSIS

Porsche 911 RSR
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4557 mm
Width: 2042 mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Porsche 4000 cc 6 cylinder boxer
Power: 375 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Xtrac six speed semi-automatic gearbox
Tank Capacity: 85 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2018 with drivers Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre, Laufens Vanthoor

Porsche 956B n.8 third 24 Hours of Le Mans 1986 with the team Joest

PORSCHE 956B n.8

PORSCHE 956B n.8

HISTORY

The Porsche 956B n.8 is a prototype arrived third at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1986. The team Joest Racing after the victories in 1984 and 1985 again with the Porsche 956B, showed up in the new year with the same car and with the same ambitions, but the maker of Stuttgart entered its official team with the new Porsche 962. The private team of Reynhold Joest sided two cars with two different liveries.

George Follmer, John Morton and Kenper Miller with the Porsche 956B n.8 arrived third at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1986. The car had a livery that represented the American flag as a symbol of contrast to French politics. For the team Joest Racing was a podium achieved in the last hours, after halfway through the race remained without gasoline at the edge of the track and only thanks to the little reserve that had remained managed to return to the pits and start again. The other car of the team, n.7 driven by Klaus Ludwig, Paolo Barilla and John Winter, was forced to retire at mid-race due to the engine failure while he was in the lead.

CHASSIS

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

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

Third 24 hours of Le Mans 1986 with drivers George Follmer, Kenper Miller, John Morton