The Porsche 956 and later 962 models could be assembled with two different rear wing configurations: “low downforce”, used mostly in Le Mans where the 6.5 km Hunaudières straight required a very low drag at the expense of downforce, and “high downforce”, for twistier circuits. Regardless of the configuration, Porsche 956 and 962 cars were the cars to beat in any Group C competition in the early 80's.
This car, driven by Stefan Bellof in 1983, established and still holds the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time records. It's qualifying lap time of 6'11".13 for the 1983 edition of the 1000 km is unofficially the fastest lap ever driven on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in its current configuration. Bellof also set the fastest lap during the race, with a lap time of 6'25".91, which remains the official Nordschleife lap record for all cars.