Photo Of The Day: Ultra-Rare Porsche Schuppan 962CR

Rivitography has spotted one of the six examples of the ultra-rare Porsche Schuppan 962CR. The Schuppan was originally built in 1994 for Vern Schuppan, an Austrian racecar driver.

The car was a tribute to Schuppan’s 1983 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the 1989 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship. Based off the Le Mans-winning Porsche 962, the Schuppan features a five-speed manual transmission mated to a twin turbocharged 3.3 liter Type-935 flat-six, good for a little over 600hp. The engine was take, with little to no modifications, from Porsches North American IMSA GT Championship cars.

The Schuppan 962 is reported to have a top speed slight over 230mph, with a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. All six examples were produced by Schuppan at a production facility in High Wycombe Buckinghamshire, England. This wasn’t a factory funded effort, as most of the investment came from wealthy Japanese backers who had supported Schuppan’s 1989 championship effort in the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship.

When new, the car cost $1.5 million – making it one of the most expensive cars for sale at the time. Check out the image from Rivitagrophy for more.

Published: January 5, 2013 12:37 am

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