Is today a good day to revisit the Porsche 956/962, the greatest sports racing car ever made? Yes! It sure as hell is. Every day is a good day for staring at the ground-effect monster that took over the world.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is back with a second part to his “Disintegrating” series featuring classic model supercars “exploded” to dramatically reveal all the tiny, beautiful parts of the car. The photos are what I imagine engineers daydream about, and I can’t stop staring at them.
This year certainly wasn’t the first time Porsche won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Want your very own overall Le Mans-winning Porsche? Look no further! The 1982 Porsche 956 that won the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans overall—chassis 956-003—goes up for auction at Pebble Beach this year.
The Porsche 956/962 twins won the first and the last 24 Hours of Le Mans they were entered in, twelve years apart. I'm not sure there's ever been any other sports racing car that was as successful for as long as this masterpiece.
You're watching the 1985 1000 km of Spa, riding onboard the #2 Porsche 962 of Jochen Mass and Jacky Ickx as it dices with the #19 Porsche 956 of Thierry Boutsen and Stefan Bellof. One of those drivers would not survive the race.
As you probably have heard, Porsche is heading back to Le Mans next year with two hybrid LMP1 cars. And what better way to celebrate than lots of brand new hi-res pictures?
6:48 versus the ultimate record of 6:11 means a quasi-production car is now within 10% of the time set in the fastest Porsche sports prototype by a man who made Ayrton Senna look timid. Let’s dive into some numbers.
(Breathless.) And you know what that means? (Hyperventilating!) I have an eBay account! (Checking bank balance...) I could totally bid on this! (No cash!) Want. (Where's a Nigerian wire-transfer offer when you need it?) [Ebay]
It’s big. It’s fast. It’s held the lap record on the Nürburgring for 27 years. Ready?
Now that the 2009 Corvette ZR1 has set a lap time of 7:26.4, we've been trying to wrap our heads around just how fast that really is. Sure, it's faster than the GT-R, but we're wondering if there's anything that can make the ZR1 look slow. With the caveat that lap times vary depending on track conditions and driver…