In 1991, Jochen Dauer, manager of the homonymous car company, bought five 962s from Porsche. Coming straight from the Stuttgart depots, they were all new cars never used by anyone. Two of these, stripped of all the superstructures, were soon used as base for the production of the new Dauer 962 Road.
Designed by former Porsche styling manager Achim Storz, it had a frame made of a tubular aluminum truss pattern covered with an aerodynamic body that generated an aerodynamic penetration coefficient of only 0.31 cx.
The suspensions had a double overlapped triangular pattern with push-rod shock absorbers that could be adjusted directly from the cockpit according to the road conditions and weather.
The braking system consisted of four self-ventilating disc brakes supplied by Brembo, which were coupled to the ABS system. Among the available options, there were the exhaust systems equipped with catalysts, the automatic opening of the doors and the bonnet, the DVD player and the air conditioning.
The heart of the vehicle was a Boxer 3.0 6-cylinder engine driven by a five-speed manual transmission and connected to the rear-wheel drive. Capable of delivering the power of 730 hp with 700 Nm of torque, the Dauer 962 could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 402 km/h.
Thanks to the sports results obtained by the competition variant, the car also was a great commercial success, making it a choice loved by many.
The development of the Dauer 962
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