Reviews
Topic

Reviews

Review: In-car 956 Duke Video DVD

In the mid-1980s pioneering technology led to the creation of onboard cameras in motorsport - and one was fitted to an icon of sportscar racing, providing spectacular footage

Review: In-car 956 Duke Video DVD

In this DVD from Duke Video ride onboard the 650hp world-title winning Rothmans Porsche 956 across a host of spectacular circuits, with Le Mans legend Derek Bell the chauffeur.

The natural sounds of the roaring engine and squealing tyres enhances the brutal, bone-shaking spectacle of Bell manhandling the 956 around some of the world's most challenging venues, as if you were in the car.

Ride with Bell as he tackles British venues Brands Hatch and Silverstone before descending into the Green Hell that is the Nurburgring Nordschleife, as Bell narrates every inch of asphalt of his devastatingly fast and terrifying 6m41s lap while keeping the wild 956 under control.

Buy In-car 956

Join Bell at his successful hunting ground, Le Mans, as he blasts the 956 along the Mulsanne Straight, throws it into the Porsche Curves, all while darting between slower-moving vehicles.

Watch as he tackles the newly-renovated Spa-Francorchamps circuit before embarking on laps of Fuji and Kyalami at barely-believable speed.

The DVD also features a couple of bonus features, with Vern Schuppan providing an onboard lap of Canada's Mosport Park circuit, while a brief history of Porsche's leading cars is charted.

In car 956 is available to buy from Duke Video for £12.99. Product Code 3480.

shares
comments
Where VW's factory power is heading next

Previous article

Where VW's factory power is heading next

Next article

Button hits out at Super GT penalty that cost possible win shot

Button hits out at Super GT penalty that cost possible win shot
Load comments

About this article

Series General
The one-time Schumacher rival rebooting his career Down Under Plus

The one-time Schumacher rival rebooting his career Down Under

Joey Mawson made waves in the middle of the last decade, beating future Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher - among other highly-rated talents - to the 2016 German F4 title. A run in F1's feeder GP3 category only caused his career to stall, but now back in Australia Mawson's S5000 title success has set that to rights

The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing Plus

The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing

OPINION: The greed-driven push for a European Super League that threatened to tear football apart is collapsing at the seams. Motor racing's equivalent, the football-themed Superleague Formula series of 2008-11, was everything that the proposed ESL never could be

General
Apr 21, 2021
The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan Plus

The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan

Having had the door to F1 slammed in his face and come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, the collapse of a Peugeot LMP1 shot meant Japan was Bertrand Baguette's last chance of a career. But it's one which he has grasped with both hands

General
Feb 27, 2021
The female all-rounder who arrived "too early" Plus

The female all-rounder who arrived "too early"

From Formula 3 to truck racing, Dakar and EuroNASCAR via a winning stint in the DTM, there's not much Ellen Lohr hasn't seen in a stellar racing career that highlights the merit in being a generalist. But she believes her career came too early...

General
Feb 17, 2021
How Radical's latest machines fare on track Plus

How Radical's latest machines fare on track

The lightweight sportscar manufacturer has not rewritten the rulebook with its latest machines, but the new SR3 XX and SR10 still provide a step forward on its previous successful models

General
Feb 8, 2021
The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction Plus

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction

The forthcoming Netflix film linking the world of underworld crime and motorsport plays on a theme that isn't exactly new. Over the years, several shady figures have attempted to make it in racing before their dubious dealings caught up with them

General
Jan 31, 2021
How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory Plus

How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory

The New Zealand Grand Prix's mix of rising talent and big-name stars thrilled the crowds (yes, remember crowds?) assembled for the Toyota Racing Series meeting at Hampton Downs last weekend and left distant observers craving a repeat

General
Jan 26, 2021
How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going Plus

How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going

OPINION: The 67th edition of the Macau Grand Prix might have been a largely muted affair to the outside world without its international influx and star line-ups, another victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers deserve huge credit for keeping the party going

General
Nov 24, 2020