The Schuppan-Porsche 962CR, a road-going version of the Porsche 962, was the brainchild of Porsche factory driver and 1983 Le Mans winner Vern Schuppan and Toshio Terada, Managing Director of Art Sports, the high-performance car import and marketing division of Art Corporation, Japan.
The two had a shared ambition to create the ultimate supercar. Art Sports had the marketing vision and Vern Schuppan Limited (VSL) the capability in design, R & D and manufacturing. The 962CR was a wildly ambitious project, which swallowed millions of dollars of R & D costs before being cruelly struck down by the stock market crash of 1992. As a result, only four of a projected fifty 962 CR chassis were ever produced, and this car was the last produced by Schuppan’s original company VSL.
The 962CR featured high tech carbon composite bodywork and moulded monocoque and was fitted with 600hp-plus 962/71 3.2 litre, fully air-cooled twin-turbo engine with catalytic converters and silencers. Transmission is via a racing 962 type 5-speed synchromesh gearbox with limited-slip differential.
With a host of modifications made to the car by Katana Ltd in 2006 for SVA purposes, and with only 35 miles on the clock, this is a truly unique and incredibly rare ‘what-if’ vehicle perfect for the collection of a Group C super-fan.