Chris Harris Drives Legendary Porsche 962 Group C Racer at the Weissach Track

In 1992, Porsche decided to build a sports prototype racer to compete in the FIA World Sportscar Championship (WSC). Norbert Sieger, who led Porsche’s Motorsport division at the time, was the project leader.

The result was the 956, which featured a –first for the company- aluminum monocoque chassis with power provided by a 2.65-liter turbocharged flat-six engine delivering 635HP.

The first prototype was completed on March 27, 1982, and Jurgen Barth gave it its first outing at Porsche’s Weissach private test track.

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