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Re-edition, for a limited time, of the decoration of the official Porsche team as it raced at Le Mans in 1983. This reissue has been made on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the first victory of the Porsche 956 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which had place in 1982. Slight changes have been made to the blue color as well as minor improvements to the design details over the previous edition.
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The Porsche 956 is a Group C prototype sports car from the German car manufacturer Porsche that competed in the World Endurance Championship from 1982 to 1986. 28 official units were built. An evolution of the 956, the Porsche 962, was replacing the 956 from 1985.
The 956 had an aluminum monocoque chassis and a curb weight of between 820 and 850 kg. Its engine, derived from that of its predecessor, the Porsche 936, was a six-cylinder boxer gasoline with a displacement of 2.65 liters, equipped with two turbochargers, which developed a maximum power of 620 to 640 hp at 8,200 rpm and a torque maximum of 630 Nm at 5,400 rpm.
Porsche won the World Endurance Championship narrowly in 1982, including a hat-trick at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by a wide margin. In 1983, several private units of the 956 joined the factory team. The Porsches won all seven championship races and comfortably won the manufacturers' championship; in addition the 956 occupied the first eight positions in Le Mans. The situation was similar in 1984, where the Porsches won almost all the races. That year, the regulations went from allowing 600 liters of gasoline to 510 in the 1000 km races. Given this, Porsche launched an evolution called 956B, equipped with electronic injection.
Given the overwhelming number of Porsche teams, the World Endurance Championship switched to team titles in 1985. The works Porsche team always scored points with the latest 962 heading for the title, although other teams did score points with the 956; in fact they managed 1-2 at Le Mans, leaving the best 962 on the third step of the podium. In 1986, Brun was champion with two scoring results for the 956. The 962 achieved 1-2 at Le Mans, relegating the 956 to the next three positions.
The historical lap record of the Nürburgring Nordschleife was achieved by a Porsche 956 in the qualifying session of the 1983 Nürburgring 1000 km driven by Stefan Bellof, who clocked 6'11.13 with an average speed of 202 km/h. Bellof died in the 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps when crashing his Porsche 956.
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