When speaking with Rob Dyson, you get a sense of just how capable, present and dominant the Porsche 962 was in the world of prototype racing. For almost a decade, the Kevlar-bodied, aluminum monocoque — Porsche’s first, made of folded aluminum sheets riveted and glue-bonded together — prototype was racing worldwide from Group C to the American IMSA GTP series. Privateers took the $220,000 (in 1980s currency) 962 from the basement of Weissach to the watchful eyes of the world, besting most everyone along the way. With more than 50 wins in the GTP class, the 962 is considered one of the most dominant racecars ever constructed.

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