This book charts the remarkable success of the Porsche 956 and 962 variants around the world during the Group C years. Driven by the very best sports car drivers at the time, the Porsche 956s and 962s were dominant in all the arenas in which they competed – Europe (and UK), Asia, Japan, Australia, South Africa and America. In the history of motor racing, no other manufacturer has ever developed a racing car that has been so overwhelmingly successful as the 956 and 962. Through this model’s remarkable achievements, Porsche was able to rewrite the record books. During this time, Porsche created a highly profitable customer racing department to serve their customers. These privateer teams ensured that Porsche would remain as the most successful race car manufacturer throughout the decade of Group C racing.
The author has interviewed many racing drivers, managers and team principles to compile a unique account of Porsche’s achievements with the fantastic 956 and 962. The book also contains a complete Appendix of all race results in each racing series. It is illustrated by more than 650 images, many previously unpublished, making this a truly exciting and important addition to any racing enthusiast’s library.
|Sub-title||A Photographic History|
|Page count||512 pages|
|Image count||More than 600 colour and B&W photos|
|Format||290 x 230 mm portrait, hardback plus dust jacket|