Model: Porsche 962C
Driver: Bob Wollek / Sarel van der Merwe / Vern Schuppan (AUS)
Body: High Detail
Motor Configuration: Inline
Motor Type: Slot.it V12/4 21,500rpm
Gear Ratio: 9/32
The Porsche 962 (also known as the 962C in its Group C form) is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984, from which it quickly became successful through private owners while having a remarkably long-lived career, with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s.
During the early years of the career of the 962 and like the 917K, 935 and 956 before it, the car was one of the most dominant cars in motorsport, and its efficiency and reliability led it to be a car much in demand among private teams. The championships won by teams ...
The 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 56th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 11 and 12 June 1988, unfortunately for the #18 Shell Porsche 962C driven by Bob Wollek / Sarel van der Merwe / (Australias very own) Vern Schuppan, had to retire early finishing in P34 with an engine fault.