Porsche 956 LH (diecast 1:43, Vitesse)

  • Porsche 956 LH (from 1983)
  • Vitesse
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • 3 2 6
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The History of the Porsche 956 LH

The Porsche 956 LH is a legendary race car that has achieved an iconic status in the world of motorsports. It was built in the first generation from 1982 to 1984 and is one of the most successful racing cars of the 1980s. The Porsche 956 was developed to meet the requirements of the FIA Group C and replaced its predecessor, the Porsche 936. The design of the Porsche 956 was led by engineer Norbert Singer, who made significant contributions to the realization of this masterpiece. With its aluminum monocoque construction, the 956 represented a technical advancement.

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Technical Data and Features of the Porsche 956 LH

Under the hood of the Porsche 956 LH lies a 2.65-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with two turbochargers, producing up to 620 horsepower. This engine was additionally equipped with an electronic fuel injection system. The 956 is capable of reaching a top speed of over 350 km/h (218 mph). The innovative aerodynamics, including the striking rear wing, were developed to provide maximum stability and downforce. Other technical features include an advanced chassis with double wishbone suspension and a powerful braking system designed for the high speeds and extreme conditions of endurance racing.

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Achievements and Drivers of the Porsche 956 LH

The Porsche 956 LH achieved impressive successes in motorsport, particularly at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it triumphed in 1982, 1983, and 1984. Well-known drivers who piloted this race car include Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Stefan Bellof, and Hans-Joachim Stuck. These drivers shaped the history of the 956 with victories and record times. With a lap record of the Nürburgring Nordschleife of 6:11.13 minutes set by Stefan Bellof in 1983, the 956 holds a firm place in the annals of motorsport.

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The Vitesse 1/43 Model Car Version

The model shown, produced by Vitesse in 1/43 scale, is a meticulous replica of the original Porsche 956 LH. This miniature, made of diecast, captivates collectors with its detailed recreation. The paint scheme of the model showcases the distinctive sponsor decals of Miller High Life, BFGoodrich, and Kendall, all significant to the historical significance of this vehicle. The miniature is part of the collection of Modelly member "mateonice" and represents a coveted collector's item.

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Overview of the Paint Job and Details of the Model

The paint job of the model stands out with its gold-white color scheme accented with green and red, authentically reproducing a professional racing look. The shapes and contours of the model are finely crafted, from the distinctive front end to the aerodynamic components to the rear wing. The detailed sponsor logos and decals, such as those of Miller High Life, seamlessly blend into the appearance and make the miniature a highlight in any collector's display case. The Vitesse model in 1/43 scale delivers all these details with high precision and offers miniature and model car enthusiasts worldwide a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Porsche 956 LH.


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