Porsche 956 

  • $256k
  • 1982
  • 620 HP 2.6L
  • 217 mph
 
For the first time, Porsche formed a monocoque which was a departure from the previous tube chassis designs.
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To balance the downforce created ground effects, a venturi inbetween the front wheels complemented the large downforce created by the rear wing and much larger rear venturi.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 956

Top speed

Porsche 956
217 mph
GT 86
140 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 956

Price

Porsche 956
$256k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Porsche 956
620 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
GT 86
197 HP

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Typically, drivers would lower the wategate level after they had run on maximum boost to gain top positions in the race.
The idea was to develop more fuel efficient engines, with technical innovations that could filter down to road cars.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $256,000
Year 1982

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 620 HP @ 8,200 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,560 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,808 lb
Width 78.7 in
Length 189 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in

road tests

Top speed 217 mph

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

engine

Displacement 2,649 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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