1984 Porsche 956B Pilots: H. Pescarolo, K. Ludwig Team: Joest Racing Race: 1st in GC (C1 class) at Le Mans in 1984 Altaya - PBV 07 (diecast)
The 956B was the evolution of the 956 of 1982. It sported the same engine (carry-over from the 936/81), a turbocharged flat 6 of 2.65 l, but with a small but very important difference – Bosch Motronic engine management. The fully electronic and integrated ignition and injection brought three distinct benefits: more power, better fuel consumption and a more progressive throttle response.
The Newman 956B #7 (956B-117) came in first at La Sarthe in 1984. Just 2 laps ahead of the second place (interestingly, the 2nd place #26 was an older 956 – chassis 103). This is one of the most common liveries for Le Mans – you can find six 956s in Newman colors. This 956B #7 a nice model, just an Altaya but “simple & honest”. The only problem was that the seller said it was an Ixo…😒
Yes, it’s on the upgrade list.