We can thank for listening a legendary prototype creating a wonderful sounds in anger a superb talented driver, young Skylar Robinson. He’s a son of IMSA GTP ace Chip Robinson—and the real awesome ex-Dyson Racing 1986 Porsche 962. He piloted it at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August.
The 2.8-liter flat-6 engine, with a great turbo tied to the back of the intercooler, was routed for to 75 psi for the start of the race. Robinson later acknowledged it must be wound down to 65. It makes sure like that it didn’t swith to an explosive device.
The 962s were singled out easily in a pack of prototypes
And thanks to the Porsche’s magnificient braise figures and its mid-80s technology of turbocharging , the 962s were singled out easily in a pack of prototypes. That’s because they’re sound was like 240 mph flutes. The ever-present twittering that happens everytime when Skylar lifts off the throttle is a byproduct of compressor surge. It become rare in modern racing turbos.
Robinson controled 800 hp or so and the Porsche’s whistling soundtrack playing. The sound experience is anything like we can hear today at Sebring or Le Mans. WLocation of my audio recorder just a few centimeters away from the 962’s turbo, . All of the hard pressure and power at play you can hear along with the flat-6’s valvetrain and other various mechanical noise.
You can close your eyes and think what it would be like for Robinson, his father, Derek Bell, Al Holbert, James Weaver, Hans Stuck, and many other people to have this wonderful motor making sound in the cockpit while world’s greatest circuits is lapping. It’s true German fame.