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I also loved the 959 concept car...I think the lines work really well. Porsche should have entered the 961 in the Trans Am & IMSA series to compete against the Quattros...that would have been fun to watch.
This was a time when the factory built bad-ass cars and counted the beans later... it was just too expensive ($325,000) for privateers to consider at a time when you could get the cheaper and more competitive overall 962.

Interestingly, the only race footage i could find was an in-car clip of the last minutes of the 961, the factory 1987 Lemans entry, as it crashed and burned to the ground at the hands of Kees Nierop! Looks like he had a blow-out, which supposedly happened more than once on this car with 4WD.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmwIwoNeow

The car sounds wicked before the crash. Anyone know if this was the only 961 produced?
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