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1989 Brun Motorsports 962C

1989 Brun Motorsports 962C

1989 Brun Motorsports 962C

Walter Brun’s organisation developed its own Porsche 962 variants in conjunction with John Thompson’s TC Prototypes company, employing Formula 1 experience and techniques, their aluminium honeycomb/carbon composite chassis proving stiffer than the standard factory aluminium fabrications. Brun Motorsport often ran as many as three cars in each event, sometimes each in their own individual sponsorship livery. Brun won the FIA World Sports Prototype Championship of Teams in 1986 – beating both the rival Joest and Porsche factory teams. Brun Porsches contested every Le Mans 24-Hour race from 1984-1991, finishing 2nd overall in 1986. Brun race engines were built and maintained by Porsche Motorsport in Stuttgart.

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
production 8
engine Air Cooled, Boxer-6
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin KKK Turbos
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Fully-Electronic Bosch Fuel Injection
displacement 2649 cc / 161.7 in³
bore 95 mm / 3.74 in
stroke 70.4 mm / 2.77 in
power 462.3 kw / 620 bhp @ 8200 rpm
specific output 234.05 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 756.1 bhp per tonne
body / frame Fiberglass Body over Composite Chassis
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Discs w/Twin Calipers
rear brakes Discs w/Twin Calipers
f suspension Wishbones w/Coil-Overs
r suspension Rocker Arms w/Coil-Overs
curb weight 820 kg / 1808 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
length 4800 mm / 189.0 in
width 2000 mm / 78.7 in
transmission 5-Speed Gearbox
top speed ~349.2 kph / 217 mph