2012 Porsche 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 , 19:11:16 byAngela

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Porsche 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition

Porsche automaker developed the new 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition, and it is now in stock. To build this quick road car, the specialist needed $2 million. It has as base an aluminum Fobcar monocoque with integral roll cage. Different rumors say that this has been actually built for the Dyson Racing IMSA team in the US, who has actually prepared and raced Porsche powered race cars. The highlight of the chassis is a full carbon fiber long tailed body. Under the hood, the new Porsche 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition features a twin turbo 993 GT2 engine capable of generating 580 NHP and 741 Nm of torque.

This means 700 BHP per ton. The standard 962 2.8-liter unit would not be good for road use and this is why engineers have decided to go with the one mentioned above. To make a better idea know that the McLaren F1 is 550 BHP per ton, a Carrera GT is 442 and a Pagani Zonda C125 is 437 per ton. The model is also equipped with a 120 liter fuel tank, for long distance endurance. It sends the power to the wheels through a 5-speed transmission. To handle the extra power, to stop well enough and the improve handling, engineers have provided top quality Koni adjustable suspension with hydraulic adjustable ride height. In terms of braking, the specialists have equipped the new Porsche 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition with big 350 mm floating Brembo brakes that feature adjustable bias. In terms of interior, the model features two leather bucket seats with Willans harnesses.

The list of features also includes air conditioning, parking sensors, an intercom system for driver and passenger comfort and electric mirrors. The steering wheel can be removed, easing the entry. If you want to use it on the track, the model is equipped with towing stripes front and rear, a fire extinguisher and air jacks. The price was established at GBP324.995.