Enduring Legends Confirmed for AMF
Date: Oct 01, 2018
The Porsche 962 is the stuff of legend. First appearing in the 24 Hours of Daytona driven by Michael and Mario Andretti in 1984, it went on to become one of the most dominant cars in motorsport, winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1985 and 1986, the IMSA GT Championship every year from 1985 to 1988, the Interserie championship from 1987 until 1992, all four years of the Supercup series (1986 to 1989), and the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship from 1985 until 1989.
It dominated the American IMSA series well into the 90s and Derek Bell, Al Holbert and Hans-Joachim Stuck drove it to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1986 and 1987.
Its air-cooled flat six was efficient and reliable, with close to 700hp in an 850kg car giving it a top speed of more than 350kmh. With Le Mans gearing, drivers would change from first to second gear at around 200kmh ?
Two of these incredible machines will participate in the 2018 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, first taking part in the Peak Hour of Power parade through the city to the Gouger Street Party, and then on the track at Victoria Park across the weekend.
The Brun Motorsport Hydro Aluminium 962 was built in 1989 and features a bespoke chassis composed of honeycomb aluminium and carbon, and a twin turbo water-cooled flat six engine that appeared in later models. It competed at iconic events including Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps, Brands Hatch and the Nurburgring.
The Joest Racing Blaupunkt 962 is depicted on the 2018 AMF poster. It won the 1988 Porsche Super Cup Championship and was placed third at Le Mans that same year.
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