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The Schuppan 962CR, based on the dominant Le Mans-winning Porsche 962 race car, was a sports car built from 1992-1994 by Australian racecar driver Vern Schuppan. This mid-engine, rear-wheel drive supercar weighs just 2,315-pounds, and is powered by a water-cooled, twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre Type-935 Flat-6 engine producing 600 hp, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Matthew Ivanhoe was fortunate to pick up this 0-mile example when the automaker went bankrupt and one of the company’s creditors took this black example into his possession to protect his investment. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.
The engine was sourced nearly directly from the standard Porsche 962 unit used in the North American IMSA GT Championship with a slight decrease in displacement. The car has a claimed top speed of 230 mph, and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.5-seconds. It boasts a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and uses titanium fasteners throughout. Priced at over US$1.5 million in 1994, the Schuppan 962CR is among the most expensive vehicles ever sold new.