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Allan Wakefield
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What's next, just happens to be this!



But thats the same car! I hear you cry..

Well close but nope
It is the follow on derivative, the Porsche 962, similar to the 956 but different enough to be worth a look and it opens up even more relivery possibilities.

I was allowed to take these pics whilst in Igualada last month… Enjoy!

So new it is still the first mold production, still with wood grain visible. Also note the new Slot.It sidewinder motor set up.



Maybe a better way to show it off is to offer these 956/962 comparison pics. In each shot the prototype 962 is on the left (or top), with the finished but plain white 956 on the right (or bottom).







 

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Russell Sheldon
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Ah! The 962... subtle differences to the naked eye when compared to the 956, other than the obviously shorter tail, but in reality the differences were quite substantial.

Porsche wanted to enter the fray in the US-based IMSA series, but the officials deemed the 956 illegal, objecting mainly to the fact that the driver's feet were placed ahead of the front axle line. So in the latter part of 1983, Porsche built an "IMSA version" of the 956, using an air-cooled 935 engine and with a longer wheelbase, which placed the driver's feet behind the front axle line. This was the 962, first raced by the factory at the 1984 season opening Daytona 24 Hours, where it qualified on pole but retired with engine and gearbox problems in the hands of Mario and Michael Andretti.



By mid summer Porsche had fitted a 3.2-liter injected turbo 935 six-cylinder engine and the larger engine, along with short tail bodywork, transformed the 962 into a winner.

Porsche built a great many of these cars -- 962-001 through 962C-016 were works chassis and 962-101 through 962C-177 were customer 962s, so there were literally more than a hundred liveries or variants of liveries that could be reproduced.

My favourite? The Dauer Racing "Tic Tac" version! Here's my version of the "Tic Tac" 962.

Kind regards,

Russell
 

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...I hope the Monogram-March will be capable to be tuned to compete with these 962 - would be great racing! And moving me back from 1/24 to 1/32
as more and more cars are available which I like!
Excellent job from Maurizio & his crew! Worth a big

 

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QUOTE Also note the new Slot.It sidewinder motor set up

actually that's the pod out the HRS chassis it is actually quite old!!

Rob.

p.s I should know, I've got one! so has Grah1!
 

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Allan Wakefield
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Yes Inte' it is from the HRS chassis but it is NEW to RTR Slot.It chassis and cars.
 

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No, it is a NEW motor pod; the differences from the 'other' sidewinder are that this has been made to be used with 'small diameter' wheels (just like the Porsche's) whereas the other has been designed with the 'large diameter' hub in mind. The P956 and 962 need the new one.

It will be available by the time (more or less 1 week) the P956 hit the shelves.

Best regards

Maurizio
 

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Hi maurizio.

What's the currrent situation on the porsche- there's an article on slotcenter, but it's in spanish, and I don;t trust google translation. someone said that only the kenwood car's comng out first, with the canon car later...
 

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Canon car will be in the shops two weeks after the Kenwood hits. Again these are overdue but ARE coming so must be anyday now ehh Mr F ?
 

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Allan Wakefield
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I could be wrong but I think that is a Spanish Teams relivery, it was certainly in Igualada racing it's little heart out.

With so many 956 /962 liveries to choose from..

I vote for tons more Slot.It plain white kits !
 

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With reference to maurizios post on the new motor mount being designed for the small wheels I modded the original type to take the small gear and use the small wheels ,Im glad that the new one has already been done as the mod gives better clearance under the gear so you can run much closer to the deckmine runs with about 1/32" clearance with out any problem.Great stuf Maurizio keep em coming a fox option would be nice too.
Graham
 
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