|PRICE:||$20.00 'used'88.00 SRP|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
The Porsche 962 (also known as the 962C in its Group C form) is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984, from which it quickly became successful through private owners while having a remarkably long-lived career, with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s. The vehicle was later replaced by the Porsche WSC-95.
This particular kit was one of the factory entered cars from the 1988 season. The rear body section was often changed depending on the track configuration. When running on a high speed circuit, such as Le Mans, the rear wing was lower and smaller. This kit is one of the higher downforce versions.
While not that much of a gear head, I appreciate the quality and ease of build of Tamiya's racing car kits. The few I have built have turned out just great and I know this one will be the same. I should point out that the decals are supposed to be for the three cars entered in the 1988 LeMans 24hours. Unfortunately, you are provided the wrong rear bodywork for this race. However, that is not really much of an issue as the same number cars ran at other races. Just check the 'net for the appropriate photos as the placement of the small sponsor logos sometimes changed.
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