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1993 Dauer 962 Le Mans in 1:9 scale
I present you my version of one of the fastest (production) cars ever made - the Dauer 962
About this creation
Hello everyone! Here it finally is, my first ever creation on mocpages.

First of all, iīll shortly write about the real thing. Dauer 962 is essentially a Porsche 962 racecar, thats been heavily modified to be street legal. So it looks like a 90s racer because basically it is one. Jochen Dauer, a former racing driver and the author of this car, wanted to give (very wealthy) people an opportunity to experience what it is like to drive a real racecar. And so, to maximise the racecar-alike performance, the car was kept as similar to the real thing as possible, which is why f.e. it is so low to the ground. In 2002 the car was officially maxed out at Ehra Lessien at 404 kph (ca 253 mph) so it is very quick indeed. If you want to find out more about the Dauer then here is a good article from EVO magazine.

OK, moving on to the creation itself. I was so fascinated of the HUGE engine cover that it gave me the idea of building this car in the first place. :) Having read about it, i realized what a cool car it is and so building it became inevitable. :) I chose the big scale to replicate it as accurately as possible. I also made a-not-so-wise desision to build it with technics mostly as i think it would have been better off with bricks but technic parts are what i had the most so i gave it a try. I built the whole car in a traditional way i.e. without using any programs (such as LDD f.e.)whatsoever. I just sat down and started to gather ideas and try them out. Of course this method was time consuming because if i wanted to change sth, i had to tear it apart first and then put back together again. But seeing the car gradually take proper shape, kept me motivated to continue. The car kept evolving throughout the build and nearly nothing stayed the same till the end. Well, the roof should have got another go because it turned out a bit too flat but i managed to build it in a way that it is naerly impossible to change without spending too much time on it. You can also notice some colour errors like the yellow bits and the roof section of the engine cover which should be black instead of red. Overall however, im quite happy with the final result. But now itīs time for the pictures to do the talking.


The front wasnt very tricky to build. Here you can see the side intakes that lead air to the intercoolers.











The only thing missing here which i couldnt replicate are the side outlets at the back.



If the car seems a bit too wide (especially the roof) for you, then you are right because it is wider than it should. The difference is only 2 studs however.



Bottom view shows you the flat 6 engine with turbos on both sides, a HUGE diffusor at the back and... the lack of suspension. I may try to add it but it could be pointless because of the extremely low front and lack of space there.



I especially like the back views.





And here is a surprise to you, check out those wheels! The real carīs black and red version have wheels exactly like this hereīs proof :) also the big diffusor is clearly evident here











Aerial view.



The door opens just like on the real thing.







The interior reveals just a wheel and a pair of veeeeeeeeeeeeeery deep bucket seats. Note the intercooler resting on the extremely wide door sill. By the way, the black stripes on the intercoolers are actually black stickers. :)



Yep, the other door opens as well.





The HUGE engine cover opened up. It was a nightmare to get it properly opening with the help from those big shock aborbers because they have to fit under the cover and be placed well forth from the back end and then of course they have to have enough power to push and hold the cover up, which they actually do... just. I have to admit that the cover could use a bit more covering plates but the main lines should be there.



And everything opened. In fact, the front opens as well on the real thing but getting it opening was beyond my skills, besides there isnt much to look at there either.





But there sure is here however. All the turbos and intercoolers with exhausts to please the eye.



Yet another look at one of the 2 turbos. I borrowed the idea of the turbos from a user called roscopc who you can find on brickshelf.com. He has created some rather marvellous formula1 cars.



Some details:





Hereīs a lovely feature for you: the front wheels turn at an angle! This is how they turn on every real car because it improves grip.



And hereīs how i made it: the upper wishbone is offset by half a stud from the lower one. Real simple but i havent noticed this feature on any other car on mocpages.



This is another cool feature - the locking mechanism of the engine cover. What actually hold the cover "locked" to the rest of the car, are the shock aborbers.



Finally, a closer view over the back end to show some building techniques. I think the back is the most sophisticated bit of my moc.



Thats it. Glad you made it here :) I hope you like it and feel free to comment and rate. Any advice on how to improve is always appreciated.



Comments

 I made it 
  April 2, 2014
Quoting David . Karl- I'm glad to see you show enthusiasm and I love the fact you want your - awesome, by the way - car to bee seen, but I must ask that you only add Middle Earth related MOCs to the Fellowship of the Brick group. Your moc will be removed and you will be given 1 demerit. 3 demerits and you're out, so be careful! I encourage you to keep trying to get out there and be recognized, but please read group rules before adding any creations. :) We mean you no hurt nor sorrow, but we must do our jobs. - Fellowship of the Brick Staff
I actually had a great laugh when i realised how out of context my creation is in that group :D But thank you for letting me know about it and i will read the rules more carefully next time :)
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  April 2, 2014
Quoting Tomas Lambo EXCELLENT work! I love it.
Thanks a lot :)
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  April 2, 2014
Quoting Chris Maxter Great! Those doors look nice! How did you build them?
Thank you! I will probably post a video to show how the doors work. Its actually very simple but complex to explain in words :)
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  April 2, 2014
Quoting Jon Foulkes Nice to see another large scale Le Mans car here!!
Thanks!
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  April 2, 2014
Karl- I'm glad to see you show enthusiasm and I love the fact you want your - awesome, by the way - car to bee seen, but I must ask that you only add Middle Earth related MOCs to the Fellowship of the Brick group. Your moc will be removed and you will be given 1 demerit. 3 demerits and you're out, so be careful! I encourage you to keep trying to get out there and be recognized, but please read group rules before adding any creations. :) We mean you no hurt nor sorrow, but we must do our jobs. - Fellowship of the Brick Staff
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
EXCELLENT work! I love it.
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  March 29, 2014
Great! Those doors look nice! How did you build them?
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  February 10, 2014
Nice to see another large scale Le Mans car here!!
 I made it 
  January 4, 2014
Quoting sm 01 Wow! What a build! Great looking Moc with a lot of interesting details - I especially like the idea of front wheels turning at an angle. Well done!
Thanks a lot!
 I like it 
  January 3, 2014
Wow! What a build! Great looking Moc with a lot of interesting details - I especially like the idea of front wheels turning at an angle. Well done!
 I made it 
  November 20, 2013
Quoting Joe Seaman I love this car in real life but yours just takes the car onto another level! It's so fantastic that it's inspired me to build a Porsche 935! Basically the car you've built but a Porsche ;););) !
Glad to see my work gives inspiration to others, thanks :) but by 935 you mean the 956 or 962, right?
 I like it 
  November 20, 2013
I love this car in real life but yours just takes the car onto another level! It's so fantastic that it's inspired me to build a Porsche 935! Basically the car you've built but a Porsche ;););) !
 I made it 
  November 4, 2013
Thanks :) Im so glad that my creation is shared outside mocpgaes too (and not in facebook :D).
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  November 3, 2013
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  October 31, 2013
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto this is a really, really good car. Perfact shaping and instantly recognizable. WOW.
Thanks a lot there.
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  October 31, 2013
Quoting Harry Gravett This is beautiful, I love the doors!
Thanks! Glad that someone finally noticed them :)
 I like it 
  October 30, 2013
This is great. Love the steering as well!
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  October 30, 2013
This is beautiful, I love the doors!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting sam the first dude-y!!!! i'm have no experience with technic ( =( ), but i still appreciate the effort that went into this! top job!
I appreciate your appreciation :))
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  October 27, 2013
dude-y!!!! i'm have no experience with technic ( =( ), but i still appreciate the effort that went into this! top job!
 I made it 
  October 26, 2013
Quoting Joost Cumps Really great! Full front pics are my favorit.
I'm glad you like it.
 I made it 
  October 26, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Brilliant work - it's a rare treat to see a pure technic car look so good. The castor angle on the front wheels has been done before: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/361924 but this is still a very impressive car.
Thank you very much! Your right, i have completly missed out on your 2cv and also you have explained the castor angle better than i did, but i think besides you it really hasnt been tried out before :)
Karl M. K.
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Dr. Monster
  October 23, 2013
Wow! Fantastic shaping, a really great model.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Brilliant work - it's a rare treat to see a pure technic car look so good. The castor angle on the front wheels has been done before: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/361924 but this is still a very impressive car.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
this is a really, really good car. Perfact shaping and instantly recognizable. WOW.
 I made it 
  October 23, 2013
Quoting Greg 998 That thing deserves to be on official set. You've perfectly (i say PERFECTLY) caught the shape of the Dauer 962. Technic: 5/5 Artistic: 5/5. It would be for sale as a set, i would buy!
Thank you so much, i wasnt expecting it to be that good :) im very glad you like it this much.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
That thing deserves to be on official set. You've perfectly (i say PERFECTLY) caught the shape of the Dauer 962. Technic: 5/5 Artistic: 5/5. It would be for sale as a set, i would buy!
 I made it 
  October 23, 2013
Quoting Thomas Graafland Great work on a rather hard car to build! A very realistic and recognisable build. Love to see how much detail you've managed to get in there. A lovely recreation of a lovely car. 5 smilies!
Thank you very much, i appreciate your recognition. Well, i managed to make it even harder for myself by deciding to build it with technics :) But hey - where's the fun without a challenge? ;)
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Really great! Full front pics are my favorit.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Great work on a rather hard car to build! A very realistic and recognisable build. Love to see how much detail you've managed to get in there. A lovely recreation of a lovely car. 5 smilies!
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Very good. 5/5
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  October 23, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Beautiful work, I haven't seen many more aesthetically pleasing technic builds than this.
Thank you so much :) A praise like this means a lot to me.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Absolutely brilliant. -LB Jr.
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  October 23, 2013
Beautiful work, I haven't seen many more aesthetically pleasing technic builds than this.
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  October 23, 2013
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Awesome! The Dauer was one of my favorite Porsches, and you've created it fantastically.
Thanks a lot! Yeah, i especially like how Dauer made as little compromises as they possible could when making it road legal.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Awesome! The Dauer was one of my favorite Porsches, and you've created it fantastically.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Excellent job! Superb!! 5/5
 
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