Dauer 962 Le Mans

The Dauer 962 LM ( Le Mans) is a sports car manufactured by the duration Sportwagen GmbH.


Due to the great success of the racing car Porsche 962, Porsche had an extensive customer program. As with any production vehicle were therefore many components to relate " off the shelf ". On this basis, built Jochen time a super sports car, the Dauer 962 LM. In 1991 Jochen duration of Porsche bought an initial five new 962 chassis with the numbers 169, 172, 173, 175 and 176 from the chassis with the number 169 was the first painted in yellow street version with the new number 001 The first two racing versions were sponsored by the Shell 002 ( chassis 173) and the internationally sponsored by FAT 003 ( chassis 176). The car was first presented at the 1993 IAA in Frankfurt. Six of the Dauer 962 LM has the Sultan of Brunei.

The use in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1994

In 1994 they wanted to authorize any GT cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Porsche 962 did not fall into this class as a Group C sports cars. However, a prerequisite for participation in the GT1 class was only one street-legal model. The start of the Dauer 962 LM sports so it was possible because there was a street legal for the duration of LM.

The car with the serial number 003 was brought to the starting line with the drivers Yannick Dalmas, Hurley Haywood, and Mauro Baldi and was able to achieve the overall victory. The car with the serial number 002 with drivers Hans Joachim Stuck, Danny Sullivan and Thierry Boutsen drove to third place.


The Dauer 962 LM is mainly based on the Porsche 962, but approved for road traffic. A road approval was only possible after a backwards -facing camera has been installed as the rear view would otherwise be too limited. The engine is a 6-cylinder 4-valve boxer engine with 2994 cc capacity. The cylinders are air-cooled, water-cooled cylinder heads. Charging is done via two turbochargers, each with a charge air cooler, creating a power of 537 kW ( 730 hp) at 7600/min and a torque of 700 Nm at 5000 rpm. The car accelerates so from the state in 2.6 seconds to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds to 200 km / h, the maximum is loud vehicle registration at 402 km / h.

Overall, a total production of about 50 units was considered possible due to the existing parts. It about two cars per year were completed. So far there are 13 copies, with the date last models probably date from the year 2002. For 2006, a revised model was announced.

The ground clearance is hydraulically adjustable by pressing a button ( under the limit of admissibility ). In normal operation of the car at 80 km / h is automatically lowered slightly closer to the road. In the left doorstep there is a small " trunk ". It is a two -piece luggage obtainable from carbon fiber reinforced plastic, which utilizes the available space optimally.


  • Dauer 962 LM (Street Version)
  • Dauer 962 LM Sport ( race version for Le Mans 1994)

Both versions differ only slightly. Thus, the racing version has a flat underbody, since the rules of Le Mans changed in January 1994, and thus the original, negative pressure generating underbody designs have been inadmissible. In order to still have plenty of output, a dual-surface rear spoiler was fitted, extended nose and tail deepened. Further modifications for the race were stronger brakes and wider tires ( 285/35ZR18 front, 265/35ZR18 and rear 345/35ZR18 take place 285/40ZR18 ). In contrast to the race version of the street version can be equipped with extras such as an air conditioner or a DVD player.

The road version has a top speed registered in the registration document of 402 kilometers per hour, in November 1998 were even officially 404.6 km per hour measured at the Volkswagen test track in Ehra -Lessien. The approximately 50 km / h more compared to the racing version explained by the fact that the road version has a lower output by about 40%.