Porsche 956
Model Number: 58042

Released

11-May-84

Drive

2WD rear

Suspension

Floating rear pod, sliding trunnion front

Chassis Description

RM5/6 - FRP pan

Body Type

Lexan polycarbonate

Motor

RS-540SD BLACK ENDURANCE

Similar

RM5 Toyota Toms

Original Price

N/A

Width

170mm

Length

377mm

Height

82mm

Wheel Base

203mm

Tread Front

135mm

Tread Rear

135mm

Ground Clearance

N/A

Weight

950g

Scale

1/12

Tires

front:25/48mm
Rear:35/53mm

The Porsche 956 was a Group C racer, carrying a 2.65 Liter twin-turbo flat-6 producing 620hp. The 956 brought about the retirement of the 936, which could no longer compete due to new FISA regulations. The 956 boasted Porsche's first monocoque structure, the body Kevlar-fiberglass. The 956s were taken to LeMans in 1982, competing in the Group C class. The #1 car (Ickx/Bell) won the race outright after covering a little over 3,000 miles; 2nd place was taken by the #2 956 (Schuppan/Barth) &third place was won by car #3 (Haywood/Holbert) for a record Porsche 1/2/3 placing. Tamiya's RM5/6 is again an all new design now featuring a stiffening top plate and a floating rear pod with a single spring. Lighting fast in the right hands, it also gained a reputation for being fragile & easily damaged in the wrong ones (Wonder why nobody invented foam bumpers back then...?). Oh, and the fiddly new-style wiper speed control too.




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