Jay Leno Drives 1993 Porsche Schuppan 962CR With 1 Mile on Odometer
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Jay Leno Drives 1993 Porsche Schuppan 962CR With 1 Mile on Odometer

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Carbon fiber can be found in every aspect of modern life, but it was very exotic in 1993. With the introduction of Jaguar’s XJR15, Porsche found themselves between a rock and a hard place. They were struggling in sales because they only offered the 911 and the 968. Emissions laws put the air-cooled engine on death row, so Porsche was fighting an uphill battle.

Nevertheless, they would not allow their competitors to field a new supercar without offering something better. So they turned to their factory driver Vern Schuppan for help. He won LeMans in 1983 behind the wheel of a 956, and he was in the process of building his own supercar. Porsche decided to fully support his efforts, and the result is the Porsche Schuppan 962CR.

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With the support of Japanese investors, he hired Michael Simcoe to design the body. Back then he was a designer at Holden, but he is now GM’s VP of Global Design. For power, Porsche delivered a 3.2-liter flat-six with giant turbos. Air-cooled cylinders and water cooled heads allowed it to make 850 horsepower, so the headed to LeMans.

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Sadly the investors got cold feet and backed out before the cars met the homologation rules, but the owner of this car was smart to preserve it with only 1 mile on the odometer. Street legal 962s are among the rarest Porsches for sale, so we suggest a new GT2 RS instead. Better performance along with A/C and a warranty? Click the link below to see great offers from our dealers.

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