Kremer K8 Spyder
The Kremer K8 Spyder was a sports car prototype, which was used from 1994 to 1998 in sports car racing.
The Kremer brothers had already the racing team Kremer Racing built in the 1970s, which established itself after the first successes in the German Motorsport in the 1990s internationally. The K8 Spyder was the successor to the Kremer CK7. As with CK7 Kremer K8 Spyder followed when designing to take a Porsche 962 as the basis for a racing car and rebuild it as needed. The K8 Spyder was basically a 962 without a roof. Since the conversion were dropped the doors of the closed 962, the driver was increased in the low cockpit and the wind was abandoned largely unprotected. Remedy created a wind shield around the cockpit. The engine got a panel that towered above the pilot to protect him in a rollover. The powerplant was the smaller version of the 3-liter Porsche turbo engine used.
Three chassis of K8 were built. His debut the car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1994. As a sponsor Gulf Oil could be won as a driver were the five -time Le Mans winner Derek Bell, committed his compatriot Robin Donovan and the German Jürgen casual. The K8 was the only LMP1 Spyder in the field. The trio reached the sixth place overall.
In 1995, the greatest success was achieved with the K8, as the quintet Jürgen Translucent, Giovanni Lavaggi, Marco Werner, Christophe Bouchut and Oscar Larrauri won the 24 - hour race at Daytona. In Le Mans were two K8 at the start; the carriage of Bouchut, Thierry Boutsen and Hans- Joachim Stuck was ranked six, the second K8 failed.
The already getting on in years K8 were in 1996, 1997 and 1998 used in Le Mans, but without much success. In his most recent modification of the K8 won with John Nielsen and Thomas Bscher 1997 nor the 1000 km race at Monza.
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- Le Mans prototype
- Racing cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans