Preview Group C | Porsche 962 Team Joest & Nissan R90CK

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  1. RaceRoom

    RaceRoom game.raceroom.com Developer

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    The last remaining car of our Porsche DLC #2 needs no introduction.

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    The Porsche 962 C Team Joest

    It is one of the most recognizable sportscars ever built.
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    It appeared at the start of 1984, replacing the 956 in order to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations.

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    It would later also compete in the European Group C series.

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    This specific 962 was developed by Joest Racing, who nicknamed it the "Doppelfl├╝gel", "Double-wing", in reference to its new rearwing, and is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, a 750 HP twin-turbo charged engine at an approximate weight of 950 kg, producing top speeds close to 350 km/h.

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    Joining the Porsche is the

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    Nissan R90CK
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    The legendary Nissan R90CK is a Group C race car built for competition in the World Sportscar Championship (WSC) in 1990 and the North American IMSA GT Championship later on.

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    This wickedly-fast prototype is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 770 HP, which in low-downforce configuration and a weight of 950 Kg can lead to top-speeds upwards of 350 km/h. The R90CK was developed from the R89C. The "K" letter that was added stands for "Kaizen", which is japanese for "Improved".

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    Group C cars are widely considered the most spectacular sportscars ever built in motorsport history.

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    Built for endurance racing, these legendary cars fought many battles from the early 1980s to the 1990s.

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    Back then sportscar racing was at its very top of popularity worldwide with racing series running in Europe, America and Asia.

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    The Group C cars will become available with the next update!
     
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  2. ravey1981

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    God damn it! I need to change my pants now.... Thanks Raceroom!
     
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  3. Balrog

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    I need a "j*zzed in my pants" reaction button for this
     
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  4. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Where are the 962 lights? Are they all under covers??

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  5. Manfredk2

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    Speechless...
     
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  6. Patrick van der Meulen

    Patrick van der Meulen Well-Known Member

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    Hubbahubbahubba, you hot sexy momma! :hearteyes:

    Last two wishes to get R3E in the epic zone: Mazda 787B (and more group C cars always welcome) and Circuit de la Sarthe.

    But only this announcement on its own makes my day! :sunglasses:
     
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  7. RoccoTTS

    RoccoTTS Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's awesome :)

    And again i have good memories with this(similar) car. Back in 1999 i was part of AD Sport, a Belgian race team and we had a Dauer Porsche 962 LM and we raced in the Belcar at the Spa Ferrari Days. Drivers were Bert Longin and Albert Vanierschot and we won the race.
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  8. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    Fifth post and already a wishlist...standard procedure ...... I want the Sauber in that case then....
     
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  9. mo_stache

    mo_stache New Member

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    Nice!
     
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  10. Georg Ortner

    Georg Ortner Sector3 Developer

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    I sense some epic historic multiclass races coming up.

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  12. ducman888

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    That's what I was hoping for. Thank you.
     
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  13. Ernie

    Ernie Well-Known Member

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    Oh i completely forgot about that Nissan R90CK. It was already teased in 2015. Seems like it had a loooong way to go.:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Xon3

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    We all knew it was coming ... Still exciting!
     
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    This is great
     
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    i had to change my underwear
     
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  17. Turtle Power

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    By the look of it, both are right hand drives
     
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  18. Karting06

    Karting06 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    It's because of the car specification used. It didn't need headlights, so they are covered.
     
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  19. m.bohlken

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    Can't wait to get my hands on those beautys... GroupC was such a great era in Sportscar-Racing... I really hope for an expanding class here...
     
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  20. m.bohlken

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    That is typical on Prototyps, as on most racetracks the Pits are on the right side. So after leaving the car during a driver-change, the way into the pit is shorter.
    The ammount of persons working at the car during pitstop is limited, so it is an advantage in driver-change that the previous driver can leave that area quickly...
     
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