The 1982 Porsche 908/3 Turbo
The 908/3 Turbo was in racing for nearly a decade and achieved some great results during its time in the Group 6 category. One of the people who ran the 908/3 was Dr. Siegfield Brunn. He raced the 908 earlier on in 1980 with Derek Bell but then decided to stay in Group 6 with the 908/3 Turbo. These years were the last years before the 908’s retirement.
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Starting in 1982 the chassis was owned by Brunn and was first ran at DRM Zolder in a plain white livery. Worse soon came to worst for Brunn as after starting 7th on the grid the car was retired after an accident. At the next DRM event, the 908/3 was driven by John Paul Jr. The 908 was able to qualify 1st which brought high hopes for the team, but they didn’t last for long as the car would then drop down to finish 6th. The best result this 908/3 achieved was at the Thundersports Brands Hatch event in 1982 where driven by Brunn and Derek Bell, the 2 were able to finish 1st overall. In 1983 the new Group C regulations were starting to come into place, and the 908/3 was up against some strong opponents at the Norisring 200 Miles such as the Porsche 956C, 936C and Sehcar C6’s. In the end Jochen Dauer brought home 6th place, to make it the fastest Group 6 car on the track.
A striking part of Chassis 11 is it’s attractive red and white striped paint job. This 908/03 ran a 2.6 litre single turbo Porsche Flat 6 from the 911/78 which from guess produced 360hp The 908/03 is an extremely light car, for being an open top lightweight racer it only weighed 550kg.