#17 AG Racing 962c
1987 17 AG Racing 962c
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2,000,000 CR
Model year: 1987
Performance Index: R1 902
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Mid
Basic Performance
Advanced Performance
Power: 710 HP (529 kW)
Torque: 590 lb ft (799 N·m)
Weight: 1962 lbs (889 Kg)
Front: 40%
Displ: 3.0 L
Power/weight: 797 HP per ton

594 kW per ton

Achieving the title of “most successful racecar of all time” didn’t come easy. Even for Porsche, overcoming rule changes and remaining competitive was a tall order. The 962 is, in fact, only a slightly longer 956, lengthened to accommodate FISA rules requiring the driver’s feet to be aft of the front-axle centerline. For 1987, Porsche brought in a more reliable and powerful 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, water-cooled, twin- turbo motor which boosted the car to 41 wins in the World Sportscar Championship and six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s no surprise the 962 achieved as many championships as it did given its 710bhp yet well-behaved drivability. Several carmakers went on to produce a limited number of street legal versions, but more than likely the only seat time you will see is in Forza 4.

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