Porsche 962 Crashed at Goodwood 2013 [Video]
It was painful enough to find out that the Italdesign Parcour Concept was parked against a bale, or that the Lotus 98T F1 car smashed its nose and lost a wheel... but, man, to miss a turn in a Porsche 962 race car? For crying out loud, it’s a 24 Hours of Le Mans winning machine... built to handle a track and all that stuff. Guess they don’t make drivers like they used to, huh?
OK, the damage sustained by the car isn’t that bad, but once you review the Porsche 962’s history you’ll understand our rant. This sleek racer debuted in late 1984 as a development and future replacement for the very successful 956. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, in 1986 and 1987, the World Sportscar Championship (twice), the IMSA GT Championship (four times), the Interserie (six times), the Supercup Series (four times), just to name a few.
It was so successful that it was used by privateers into the mid-1990s. Enough said!