Built as a replacement for the Porsche 956, the Porsche 962 came up with a racing version for Group C races. This model is the Porsche 962 C.
With a 3-litre engine, the body was all aluminium.
On September 14, 1986, this particular # 17 car driven by Belgian Thierry Marc Boutsen and German Frank Jelinski at the 1986 Kouros 1000 km Spa rally at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium came 1st after 145 laps.
Jägermeister (or Jaegermeister, in English) is a German liqueur maker who makes this brand that contain extracts of 56 different pieces of herbs. An alcoholic drink with 35% alcohol content, (known as digestif), this one is taken for digestion, after food. The bottle is green in colour.
After Jägermeister decided to create a racing team, the first few cars were painted in their bottle green colours. But Günter Mast who was then heading the firm, found the green colour not so appealing & attractive and so decided to use the orange colour after completion of 3 races. Since then, this colour is also known as Jaegermeister orange.
This model is a replica of that winning car.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 999 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 6.5 x 6|