Dauer was founded by former racing driver Jochen Dauer in Nuremberg as a racing outfit initially. They participated in German and European race series until the ultimate demise of sports prototype racing. At the 24 hours of LeMans, Dauer showed up with both a road version and race version of the Porsches 962, a design which had already won Le Mans six times. After winning the race, the FIA declared it would be creating rules to make sure the 962 wouldn’t be back in 1995. However, with a Le Mans win under their belt, and with support from Porsche, Dauer continued to build their road-going 962.