The Porsche 962 dominated racetracks, and you'll be pleased to see that it's equally at home on public roads. The video above shows a street-legal Porsche 962C prototype acting like just another daily driver in Japan.

Despite looking bouncy on the surface streets, the driver states that it's fairly easy to live with behind the wheel. To illustrate this, we're treated to the sight of a 962 tackling day-to-day mundanities like filling up at a gas station, then heading to a convenience store for a Red Bull. (Note the parking spot that's chosen.)

As is the case with most auto enthusiasts, the owner of this 962 fell in love with the car while watching it race. The video, beautifully produced, delves into some of that history as well as the backstory for this particular car. It's a fun watch, so check it out below.


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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I were rich enough I would definitely have one of these, parked right next to my 787B.
      PDKid
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Red Bull advert for those who may have missed Felix Baumgartner's jump today.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      what a beautiful machine...great film as well
      Gubbins
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think I'm going to cry...
      Joseph Augustine
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree completely with IOMTT. This is my second favorite race Porsche behind the 917.
      IOMTT
      • 2 Years Ago
      956/962 were known for being quite docile to drive around other than a heavy clutch. Probably my second favorite Porsche racer after the 917 series.
      CarMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's wearing puma ferrari shoes.
      treeinsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Owning a racing car is such a joy...
      Andy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Something phoney is afoot. Perhaps this was filmed in poor lighting conditions to avoid the police. Registering old cars is notoriously difficult in Japan, I imagine it's impossible to register an old race car for street use. He talks about what a challenge it is to drive it to its limits but you couldn't begin to approach those on public roads particularly in crowded Japan. I call BS and why would you need a Red Bull pick me up when you have a 962 to drive?
        C. Walker Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andy
        A - he bought a race car. Money talks. He's probably got enough to deal with the local authorities. B - it would seem that there are parts of the country that aren't as densely packed....unless they flew him, some of his favorite locals, the car and his factory to an English hamlet for filming.
        Maiham-Media.com
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andy
        Hello Andy, This car is perfectly and 100% legal to drive on Japanese roads. The owner does not partake in any illegal activities and he stores all his cars in the country side of Japan. Registering old cars is quite hard in Japan but hard does not mean its perfectly legal and possible. This base car is a road going version so for one it can already be registered on road. It does have all race car internals, suspension, drive train, engine etc but that does not affect it getting registered. This is all 100% true and we did not film at night to avoid police because police are simply not an issue with a car that has all the correct paper works and real number plates. You can even see these plates are not temporary plates also know as "slash plates" so they're in face permanent number plates. The owner of the car does not talk about its limits thats the professional GT300 driver talking about that. The owner is featured at the end of the film, he is very shy and did not want his face shown hence the dark ambient lighting. He also finds the limits of all his cars on the race track because he is an active race car driver. Luke.H Maiham-Media.com
      Phil
      • 2 Years Ago
      On the highway he's driving it at 1/10th its real performance and yet he's still well over the speed limit, on normal roads it's super-hard suspension and very very low ground clearance make it uncomfortable and prone to grounding (ignoring its width). So perhaps the "equally at home on public roads" statement is a little untrue. Wouldn't it be far better to garage it somewhere near a track and enjoy it where it was designed to be driven?
        RocketRed
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Phil
        Have to agree. It's like keeping a cheetah on a leash and taking it for walks around the block. What's the point of keeping race car around to go buy milk? Also, there is a strassenversion of this car, as it were. the Dauer 962, already. Even that car only was for homologation, obviously, because only a maniac would want to drive that car over manhole covers, bots dots, cigarette butts, etc.
          snap_understeer_ftw
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RocketRed
          did you not watch the ******* video? they did say they take it to the track
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Phil
        "Wouldn't it be far better to garage it somewhere near a track and enjoy it where it was designed to be driven?" Think it of it this way. Most race cars are stuck at one racetrack unless you trailer it somewhere. This one can go from racetrack to racetrack whenever it wants. I think I'd take the later.
        yrator77
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Phil
        It's not your car and I doubt you've ever driven it, so how can you judge that statement? Perhaps also you don't own any road-going, hard-sprung, low-clearance cars? Try one, you'll never go back to marshmallow-mobiles...
      Gigwave
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car but he parked in a disabled spot.
        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gigwave
        you didn't read the video's info, did you?
          Kuyper Hoffman
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snap_understeer_ftw
          How does the info "(Note the parking spot that's chosen.)" justify taking a disabled spot? So, the car's wide; take 2 spots at the far end of the parking lot, not the only place where a disabled person can easily get to the door. And I'm talking about people with real disabilities, missing limbs, paralysis, etc. No-one needs more twats in the world.
      raeness
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Disabled parking : We had permission to park the 962C in the disabled parking area on private property. No disabled people were put out of parking during the short period of time we occupied the space."
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