What's It Like To Drive A Porsche 962 Racecar?

The Porsche 962 is one of the most storied of the company's many storied racecars. In 1987, wearing Rothman's livery, the 962 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving Porsche its record seventh consecutive victory. But, what's that monster like to drive? Let's find out.


"Come to Weissach and drive our Le Mans winning Porsche 962," was the invite Chris Harris got. Would that we could all be as, er, well endowed. He would even get to meet Norbert Singer, the 962's designer and the man who turned the aging 911 into the Porsche 935, which won Le Mans outright in 1979.


Whether you're a Porsche nerd, an aspiring aerodynamics engineer, or are just in love with the world's most batshit racecars — or don't care at all, and wonder what the hell all the fuss is about — you need to watch this. Immediately.

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How can Norbert Singer claim the 962 as the first car with ground effects? Jim Hall's Chaparral 2J (1970 Can-Am season) is widely known as the first foray into ground effects. How about zee German give some credit to the smart Texan?