The Historic Group C Porsche Collection
Porsche dominated a large period of Group C racing with an incredible 6 Le Mans wins in a row for Porsche 956 and 962. These cars are the most successful sports racing cars of all time.
Porsche 962 Works & World Championship Cars
There were 10 works team chassis numbers, '001' was built for IMSA, and is in the factory museum.
002 / 003 / 004 were the 1985 and 86 Rothmans world championship team cars 005 was a sprint car, only raced once as a Rothmans car. '006' is in the factory museum. 007 and 008 were the new lightweight Rothmans cars for '87 and raced until after Le Mans (007 was crashed prior to LM '87) '009' was the replacement Supercup car for the crashed 005. 010 was the last works car built - specifically to win the 1988 Le Mans 24 hrs. After withdrawing as a factory race team in 1988, Porsche built 6 further factory numbered chassis for the works supported Joest team, numbered '011' to '016'.
After the works withdrew in 1988, the privateer teams needed to carry on their own development to stay competitive with the Jaguars and Sauber Mercedes.
Both BRUN and Richard LLOYD led the way by redesigning the chassis, both using part carbon and honeycomb, with aero similar to the Jaguars/Saubers with short tail and separate wings.
At Le Mans BRUN surprised all in 1990, when their standard factory chassis REPSOL car ran with the Jaguar and Nissan throughout the race - losing 2nd place with just 15 mins to go.