1983 Porsche 956

When new FIA regulations rendered the 935 and 936 obsolete by 1982, Porsche built an all-new race car and their first with true monocoque construction. Engineers explored new aerodynamic principles and created a “ground effect” by using the shape of the floor pan to guide air under the car. Rather than reducing the speed of the car, the air stream created suction, keeping it firmly on the road. The 956 became one of the most successful race cars in history, winning Le Mans four times in a row.

Collection of Richard V. Harris and  Trina B. Harris



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