Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
JMatta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Northern Chicago suburbs
Posts: 1,399
Here you are; make your own...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Replica-Kit-Makes-959-porsche-959-replica-roadster_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ7251QQihZ006QQ itemZ160191887438QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
__________________
'73 911 Frank 'n Meanie
2002 Boxster S
PCA Instructor Circa '95
Old 12-23-2007, 07:47 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #21 (permalink)
Michael Delaney wanna-be
 
Netspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 1K Oaks, CA
Posts: 1,525
Hmmmmm....a 964 C4 with Rothmans livery.....
__________________
88 Carrera Cab
C.R.A.P. Gruppe Member #7
Old 12-23-2007, 08:43 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #22 (permalink)
Mike H
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 5
Garage
I have just been to the Porsche Museum and had a good look at the Gruppe B car. I noticed two main differences from the production 959 body. The rear aairscoops were on top of the fender not on the front of the wheel arch and the front bonnet was recessed behind the front bumber givign an air intake. Some photos attached.

Cheers

Mike
Old 08-20-2008, 10:07 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #23 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 15,332
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne at Pelican Parts View Post
I read somewhere that Porsche was going to produce 20 961s, but in reality, I believe that they only made one car. The one that burned was reconstructed and is now supposedly in the Porsche museum somewhere.

-Wayne
Yes, just one was built.

What is interesting about the 961 is that they considered two different proposals for the car. The one that got built was broadly similar to the street 959, so that the latter might benefit somewhat from what they learned with the 961 and also to keep the costs down. The other was a more radical version, with a raised ride height and considerable rake, to allow the inclusion of some serious ground effects. Wind tunnels studies were quite promising. Porsche also had the strategy of seeing what other group B cars offered in the way of competition, before showing what they could really do.

Ironically, when they brought the "simple" 961 to America for its one race here, the price quoted to interested parties and IMSA was deemed too high, anyway.

Oh well.

JR
Old 08-20-2008, 11:46 AM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #24 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Van Nuys
Posts: 9,663
nice pics
thanks for sharing

rumour has it that when the drivers came into the pits at le mans, the 961 was so difficult to drive, they needed help prying their hands off the steering wheel !
__________________
1970 914-6 street"evil cockaroach"
1970 911 Spyder
1970 911S Conda
1973 911S Glacier Blue
Old 08-20-2008, 12:39 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #25 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 15,332
At the first test, they had a little high speed instability and its behavior was inconsistent in he faster corners, so they tacked on an additional tab on the rear wing. Later they discovered a loose rear suspension part. Not a huge deal.

Now, when they first tested the 917....


JR
Old 08-20-2008, 12:57 PM
  Pelican Parts Technical Article Directory    Reply With Quote #26 (permalink)
 
Now Available for Ordering:   101 Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000  [more info]
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:04 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2016 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.