Being able to drive a Porsche racing legend on the road.
The Porsche 962 is a racing icon, not just for Porsche, but all of motorsports due to its incredible success in the late-‘70s and early-‘80s. While most of the cars are limited to car collections and museums, a few are actually street-legal and are enjoyed by their owners.
One of these incredible machines is owned by an enthusiast in Japan who bought the car after witnessing its domination 30 years ago. The 962C featured in the beautiful Motor-Head magazine film by Luke Huxham of Maiham-Media, wears the classic Rothmans livery and is just the second car of its kind that Porsche built as a concept, featuring all of the racing components from the 962 and 956 cars to make it one-of-a-kind. The race car is powered by a 630 PS+ twin-turbocharged, 2.65-liter, flat-six engine, but according to Professional Drive, Yasuo Miyagawa, “may not have a monstrous amount of power and torque.”
Here are some specs on the one-of-a-kind street-legal race car:
Engine: 2.65l flat-six twin-turbo/Type 935/82
Maximum Horsepower: 630 PS+
Turbochargers: KKK K26 Hybrid
ECU: Motec M48
Gearbox: five-speed manual Type 395/82
Clutch: Sachs Single-plate
Chassis: CFRP Monocoque
Length x Width x Height: 4,800 x 2,000 x 1,080 mm
Weight: 850 kg
Wheelbase: 2,650 mm