Kremer Porsche 962 C

 

 

When the safety features of the IMSA decision were adopted in the FIA Sports Act on 1 January 1985, it was the end of the story for the successful Porsche 956. The Type 962 C was developed as the successor. This model underwent fundamental changes due to the new safety regulations.

 

The front axle was moved forward by 12 centimetres, extending the wheelbase to 2.77 metres. For the 962 C, various drive units from 2.65 to 3.0 litres displacement were available, the output reaching well over 700 hp in the displacement strong engines.

After an already successful use of the 962 CK6 in the previous years, driven by Bernd Schneider, Kremer Racing used in 1992 the further development of this vehicle in the Interseries, the Porsche Kremer 962 CK7-1, piloted by Manuel Reuter.

Manuel Reuter and Harry Toivonen took over Schneider's cockpit in the 1991 season.1992 followed a further development with additional air intake on the bonnet.

 

On 30 August 1992, the fifth round of the Interseries was on the agenda. After winning three of the previous four races and finishing one in second place, the focus in the idyllic Most was on victory.In a spectacular race Manuel Reuter took the first place with the Porsche 962 CK7-1 and maintained the top of the Interseries table.

 

 

 

Technical data Porsche 962

Group C, Division C 1

 

 

Season: 1985 - 1993

 

 

Quantity: 3 factory cars plus further developments

 

 

Engine: Six-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine, water-cooled, made of light metal

 

 

Transmission: synchronized Porsche five-speed racing transmission

 

 

Differential: no differential gear, but rigid axle through drive

 

 

Chassis: aluminium monocoque, riveted with integrated roll cage

 

 

Body: Seven-piece GFK Kevlar aluminum outer skin

 

 

Compressed: 9.5:1

 

 

Cubic capacity: 2994 ccm

 

 

Power output: 541kW (700 hp) at 8200 rpm

 

 

Max. Torque: 710 Nm at 5000 rpm

 

Charging: two exhaust gas turbochargers from KKK (Kühne,Kopp,Kausch) with intercoolers air/water

 

 

Boost pressure: approx. 1.3 bar, adjustable by driver

 

 

Chassis: front independent suspension, Bilstein gas pressure shock absorbers

 

               rear Independent suspension suspended from the gearbox,

 

               Bilstein gas pressure shock absorber

 

 

Brakes: front: Hydraulic dual-circuit disc brake; two fixed calipers per wheel front and rear         

 

                 rear, internally ventilated

 

                 in the back: Hydraulic dual-circuit disc brake; two fixed calipers per wheel front and rear         

 

                 rear, internally ventilated

 

 

 

 Wheels: Speedline magnesium rims one-piece,

 

            front 12 x 16"

 

            rear 15 x 16"

 

 

Empty weight: 850 kg

 

 

Maximum speed: at longest gear ratio approx. 400 km/h

 

 

 

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