Porsche 962 Schuppan 962CR

The extraordinary prototype of the roadgoing Porsche 962 C.

Just three of these Schuppan 962CRs were built in 1994 by VSL – the racing facility of race car driver Vern Schuppan. It is based on the dominant Le Mans-winning Porsche 962 race cars which Schuppan succesfully raced and owned with his team.

At a purchase price of over $1.5 million in 1994 they are among the most expensive vehicles ever sold new.

The carbon-tubbed 962CR weighs only 1,050 kg and uses the Porsche 3.3 Litre Type-935 engine borrowed from the IMSA GT Championship 962s – with twin KKK turbochargers and offering up to 600hp.

The prototype was constructed from the finest materials available at every stage, and with a claimed top speed of 230 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.5 seconds, it is in every sense of the word a true Supercar.

Assembly took place at the VSL race and production facilty in Buckinghamshire, England and funding was provided by Japanese investors who primarily supported Schuppans race team running in the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship. They were specifically created as a tribute to Vern Schuppans victory in a Porsche 962 at Le Mans 1983 24 hr race – the pinnacle of sports car racing.

An incredibly rare prototype. The prototype and launch car Only three more 962 CRs built. The only CR to use a “962 tub”. $1.5 million when new. Bespoke carbon chassis. Twin turbo Porsche engine