What`s the fundamental difference between a Porsche 956 race car and a Porsche 962 race car. On the outside they look very similar. What are the visible differences?
Under the bodywork I have been told the major difference is that the 956 was a tube-frame design and the 962 was monocoque.
Thanks. Gary Jablonski Old timer - Sports car race fan going back to the 1960, Yeah!!! when Roger Penske was young and the US Grand Prix F1 was held at Watkins Glen.
to IMSA GTP - basically, the main chassis difference was that on the 962 the drivers` feet were behind the line of the front axle.
Both cars were monocoque -- indeed, a number of cars were re-tubbed with "replica" monocoques from Vern Schuppan or even carbon fibre ones. pete
tub was made from sheet aluminium alloy. The 962 had a slightly longer wheelbase, because the regulations for 1985 (or was it 84?) required that the driver`s feet, when resting on the pedals, were to be behind the front wheel centre line. This was not the case with the original 956 design. Regards, Doc