Event Coverage ,Members' Meeting
APR 10th 2022

Ethan Jupp

What's the difference between a Porsche 956 and 962?

With the 956 and the 962 Porsche effectively monopolised sportscar racing for large portions of the Group C era. So reliable and so effective were these low, long, whooshing flat-six turbocharged machines that they took wins at La Sarthe for six years on the trot between 1982 and 1987. Their incredible performance and pedigree aren’t in question. What we’d like to clarify, is what the difference is between them. They do look very similar, don’t they? But there are a few tell-tale signs to be sure of what you’re looking at, from the 956, to the 962, from high downforce to low downforce and beyond. Let’s tell them apart.


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