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.

Story by Philk Stott

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production8
engineAir Cooled, Boxer-6
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationTwin KKK Turbos
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedFully-Electronic Bosch Fuel Injection
displacement2649 cc / 161.7 in³
bore95 mm / 3.74 in
stroke70.4 mm / 2.77 in
power462.3 kw / 620 bhp @ 8200 rpm
specific output234.05 bhp per litre
bhp/weight756.1 bhp per tonne
body / frameFiberglass Body over Composite Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDiscs w/Twin Calipers
rear brakesDiscs w/Twin Calipers
f suspensionWishbones w/Coil-Overs
r suspensionRocker Arms w/Coil-Overs
curb weight820 kg / 1808 lbs
wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in
length4800 mm / 189.0 in
width2000 mm / 78.7 in
transmission5-Speed Gearbox
top speed~349.2 kph / 217 mph