2001 Diasio D962, Chassis #14
1 of 35 D962’s and 1 of 50 total cars built buy the Diasio Car Company from @1999-2010
This car is a 7/8 scale version of the Le Mans winning Porsche 956/962’s from the early 1980’s to the mid 1990’s.
These cars were considered to be the greatest sports racing car ever made and a masterpiece by many famous drivers.
The D962 was designed as a fast, safe, durable, low maintenance, easy to work on and fun track car that can be used for lapping days, drivers schools as well as racing in the SCCA, NASA and other organizations around the country.
It’s mid-engine placement, low roll center and awesome power to weight ratio makes the D962 a perfect choice for any track even. The cornering ability of the D962 is second to none! During lapping days it is incredible to see the D962 running down the straights with the Vipers, Porsches, & Ferraris and just dropping the other guys from sight in the corners!
The 5-speed sequential shifter (like that of the CART professional racing cars) is an absolute blast. The revs scream up to an incredible 11,500 redline, with a top speed well over 140 mph. Many comparisons have been made between the sound of the D962 and that of a Formula One race car.
The 150 hp Yamaha engine was chosen for its light weight, durability and performance. It boasts 5 valves per cylinder, 185 lb. weight & 11,800 r.p.m. rev limiter!
It appears from paperwork that came with the car that I am the 4th owner. I purchased it in 2014 from the 3rd. owner whom I know from the McGrath car dealer family. He never ran the car because of his heavy involvement running formula power boats. I run a vintage Mustang and this car being a polar opposite, I felt obligated to get it back on the track rather than let it sit and have some fun with it and bought it from him.
During 2014/15 my race mechanics did a complete take apart and rebuild of the Diasio. We did a couple test and tune sessions with it and won the first race out in the DSR category with the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs (MCSSC) which I run in regularly. The Diasio turns lap times just as good as my 500h.p. Mustang.
Because of my heavy involvement in vintage and track volunteer work this season, I didn’t run the Diasio. Instead, to get more speed, we rebuilt the engine and performed additional updating. Now that the Diasio is re-tested and tuned, it is too late in the season to run it. This brought me to a crossroads. Run it next year part-time or sell it to and do much needed upgrades to the Mustang during this off season. I chose the latter. This is a great car and you will love it.
Below is some basic information on the Diasio and things that have been done over the last 2 years.
Dimensions and Specs:
Roll Cage: 1.5” X .120” wall dom mild steel tubing (SCCA equivalent of over 2500lb. car)
Chassis: 1.5” X .065” wall square tubing
Full Fire Wall
161” overall length
81” wheel base
53” track (front and rear)
Weight: 1223 lbs. dry, with driver’s seat. Distribution is 40% front / 60% rear
Ground clearance 2-1/2” !
Runs on pump gas (I use 93 octane)
Powered by a 150 hp liquid cooled Yamaha 1000cc engine (YZF-1000R)
5-speed sequential shifter with dash mount gear indicator
Powder coated tube frame chassis with fully integral roll cage
Coil-over springs and shocks
Wilwood 4 piston calipers with 10 ¾” rotors all four corners
8” wide light weight wheels
Unequal length double wishbone front suspension with fully adjustable castor, camber, toe and ride height
Adjustable front and rear anti-sway bars
Winters quick change rear end
4-bar and Watt’s link rear suspension
Dual master cylinder brake pedal assembly with cockpit-adjustable bias control
Adjustable rear wing
5 gallon fuel cell in aluminum container
Adjustable aluminum driver’s seat
Provisions for passenger seat, harness or cool suit setup
2 nozzle Halon fire suppression system
Twin side pod radiators
5 point racing harness
Front brake cooling ducts
2 external mirrors
Sealed racing battery with master switch
1/4” Lexan anti-scratch coated windshield
Head shaved during new rebuild for additional hp
Keihin Flat CR carburetors recently installed for additional hp
Ceramic coated exhaust for additional hp and cooling
Floor mounted pedals
23 X 8.5 X 15 (front) and 23 X 9.5 X 15 (rear) Hoosier racing slicks (1 race)
New front windshield recently purchased from Diasio
Side glass recently reproduced local by Pro Glass
Fuel cell is new
5 point harness is new and good until 2024
New Halon fire bottle
New ignition coils
New fuel pump
Full underbelly pan fabricated
Body stiffeners/edging fabricated all around
Full roll bar padding
New momo steering wheel
Wheels powder coated black
Just primed and painted professionally (hot rod black) and ready for your graphics
Always stored in climate controlled space at race shop
Too much more to list
1 set of wheels
1 set of tires (worn, used for storage on/off trailer)
Extra roll bar padding
Several sets of various rated springs
Set of brake rotors
Many Carb jets
Factory air box
Several sets of rear end gears for different ratios
Extra chain (used)
Various parts and paperwork
Spare YZF-1000 engine
Set of low profile pit pal trailer loading ramps go with the car
New driver arm restraints go with the car
2-way radio mount and wiring go with the car
The Diasio Car Company’s site is still up and running. Chris Diasio is available by phone and e-mail. I have spoken to him on numerous occasions regarding parts availability and general questions/support. He and his family own Putnam Park race track near Indianapolis and does the occasional reunion. Also, their web site forum is up and running along with plenty of information on the internet and YouTube videos of Diasio’s tearing up the track.
This car is completely rebuilt shaken out and race ready.
Your next step would be to contact me by e-mail with your phone number to make arrangements to see the car in Gilberts, IL. As the owner/driver, I will be meeting you personally along with my race mechanics at their shop during business hours.
Very seriously interested buyers will be offered the opportunity (if desired) after looking over the car and hearing it run, to drive it. Arrangements will be made with people we know who own a new local industrial park development to drive on their lot.
If you are not local, you should fly into O’hare airport. The address will be given to you ahead of time and you can either rent a car if staying over-night or cab it both ways for a day trip. I can recommend a local cab company.
I am listing this car at $24,000. I am open to a reasonable offer in person only. The car and final bill of sale will be released upon cash payment or clearing of funds. I can work with the transport company you hire in your absence if needed.
Please contact me via e-mail for additional photos at: email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you, Earl Martin