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1984 Canon Porsche 956 - Spec Sheet

The Porsche 956 and 962 family were the most successful sports cars of the 1980's, if not of all time. Chassis 106B has a unique history starting with Richard Lloyd's GTi Engineering purchasing 956 106 from the Porsche factory. After campaigning 106 in its original guise GTi concluded the only was to compete with the factory entries was to develop a new chassis.
This chassis, designed by Nigel Stroud, featured some notable differences from the original - it was constructed in aluminium honeycomb which increased longitudinal stiffness and featured rising rate pullrod operated front dampers. The new chassis was fitted with the running gear from the original 106, the chassis of which was sold to the Brun team. As a unique gesture of goodwill Porsche issued GTi with a factory chassis plate christening the car 106B.
The new chassis proved immediately competitive married to Stroud's uprated aero package. The car finished 2nd at LeMans in 1985 before suffering a massive accident at Spa a few weeks later. The honeycomb chassis was credited with saving driver Jonathan Palmer from serious injury. The car was rebuilt and achieved a memorable win at Brands Hatch in 1986 in the hands of Bob Wollek and Mauro Baldi.

Chassis - GTi Honeycomb
Brakes - Brembo 4 pot
Gearbox - Porsche Synchromesh
Suspension - Steel wishbone with Bilstein dampers
Tires - Goodyear

Engine - Porsche 935
Capacity - 2.994L
Turbocharger - Twin KKK
Boost 1.2Bar
Power output - 700BHP
Fuel - Petrol