Porsche 956 (1985 Le Mans Winner) - 1:18 Scale Model Car
The Porsche 956 was the defining car of the Group C era in the World Endurance Championship, winning the series title every year from 1982 to 1985. One of the most advanced racing machines ever assembled, the 956 was Porsche's first foray into the use of ground effects, as well as the first application of a dual-clutch gearbox. As the choice of numerous privateer teams as well as Porsche's factory effort, WEC fields were thick with 956s throughout the first half of the 1980s, which makes it somewhat surprising that a single chassis could win the series' pinnacle event at Le Mans twice. And yet, that is precisely what happened when the New-Man Joest-entered 956 (chassis #956B-117) crossed the finish line first in 1984 and again in 1985, cementing its status as one of the most legendary prototype sportscars of all time.
Spark Models have recreated 956B-117 in a beautifully detailed 1:18-scale resin model, presented its 1985 Le Mans-winning livery, as driven by Klaus Ludwig, Paolo Barilla, and mystery man "John Winter" (later revealed to be German racer Louis Krages). The Spark 956 is a masterpiece of resin model construction, featuring perfectly hewn exterior details such as BBS wheels and a lilliputian external kill-switch. Paint and decal application are of the highest quality, giving the Spark 956 a glistening shelf presence to compete with the world's best.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Resin body, no moving parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with embossed display base.
PERFECT FOR: Porschaholics. Endurance racing fans with a fondness for the Group C era. Overachievers.