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I think one of the reasons I era caught. Our imagination is because there was no rules look at 9:17 today anything that's special 250 miles an hour oh my god in 1969 there must've just be a spaceship that's why we love that we love tanum the lore t70 me about that formula accessible to to a lot of drivers that maybe couldn't get main 17 in order. Or a 5-1 to but are all pocketless corridors fear them the Ferrari 5 1 2 s is dominated by the engine the intake is right next to your. Head even with the earplugs in I took layer plugs out first of all because I was told don't wear ear plugs it was so painful I came in for your plugs in and. It was still full song full noises just it makes it was beautiful noise but. That intake is right there dominating everything he's sitting here you look at that little rev counter let the little bubble that. It sits in and this view round this screen and I just cannot is open that was that was a little different actually you got them the mirror up here some new side mirrors so you're gonna look up to see what's going on and a little disconcerting turning in and I see they look in a mirror. And see that there's anybody no steam and down your. Inside or not and you look at the fuel tanks and the front we realized in period the guys were surrounded by. You think Frankie this car has such a small steering wheel and it's quite heavy especially as you kind of carry the brakes into the corner and you feel that the front of the car loading up you really feel the short wheelbase especially. Sit through some of the quicker sweeps here at Donington you. Can feel the car up on its toes a little bit be very careful with it with the inputs whether it's lifting off as well get on the brake and controlling the pitch of the car. In those fast corners to have to drive this thing on the limit whether it was at the mall. Nurburgring you know even the Targa Florio god forbid this thing would have been a piece well this is the Porsche 917 UK and I guess is the daddy of them all isn't it it's such. A fearsome reputation and you get in the car and look at reclaim them and then you realize the back of the front wheels right here so the first sort of crash structure is. Actually my feet it's a little disconcerting then you look up and you see these shoes and my bicycles look bigger cheaper than this that is a 250 mile an hour car it's terrifying then you started with a key no buttons no histrionics no fuel pumps on. And it's drilled to save weight typical Porsche right and the car is dominated by striving position you're so reclined in it and you really drive it with your wrists when the steering is nearly twice the diameter of the five on 2's so I think Porsche thinking more again about driver. Comfort and this is easier to sort of to put those improve. Sanitizing it's a feedback from what's going on with the front tires the engine pulls like a locomotive you feel the movement when you accelerate the car goes ups like a speedball and then you brake and it drops down and. It dives and you. Can really again control the pitch how you enter the. Coroner by how hard you break and how late you're braking how long you stay on the brake the brig travel was quite long the brakes need bled a little bit very very long throttle travel I think I was. Part of a sort of a traction control and. Thinking Civic just giving you longer to think about it but the engine is so tractable so settled in. The fast corner certainly compared to the 5:1 to it but short wheelbase this car really loves those fast sweeps can see it been a home at the moment it's probably a bit more challenge through somewhere like the Mulsanne corner I think this car almost defies the numbers and in the. Way it accelerates and it accelerates from such a low rpm as well because there's no there's no arowana there's no drag it. Just keeps poppin it just keeps accelerating and I think that's why it. Was such a mighty weapon on the mall time you look in the mirror there and you see that little bit and you remember that bit from the film the. Mall with Steve McQueen when he did that that's when it hit is a special special car and so one of those ones you have an itch to race it because I've enjoyed the. Experience so much they keep learning things about to it every lap but whether I would be believed enough and that's the word that keeps coming back to me whether I would have that sort of courage to do what was required to drive it at ten tense the business very. Few people could drive this car at the limit little over t70 is underrated I certainly. Under rated it before today this car is a little different because the 917 in the five on 2's are kind of borderline museum pieces where this is it's still campaigned so it's a bit more sort of on the button a bit more sorted maybe chassis wise fantastic you. Can feel it rolls together heavy heavy steer even with this big steering order we're gonna wait in the wheel but log grip a lot more grip than I thought the drive an environment that looks. Quite similar but it feels a lot different more room the steering is higher closer two years maybe more of a modern seat position and I'm used to certainly less compromised in the 917 or the 5-1 2's I would be. A lot happier doing 24 hours and this the the one thing that maybe just maybe let's have don't if you want to call that the gearbox is very silly but to be very very careful with it. But to handle all that torque from the engine is those problem assesses I think the handling maybe the. Peak performance isn't quite there of the other cars but it's more accessible if you pick him over the engine let's it down a bit I guess it was a cheap way to find a lot of horsepower. In its day you know this is a generation before the 5 on 2 s and the 917 so from that point of view I think with that a bit more exotic lump in the back of it it would have. Been really really competitive all that being said you. Don't see me the gear leaver it's just so much torque it just pulls from nothing and that way this big American muscle car engines doing it once along the surprise of. The day for me this car there's so much fun to drive it I think one thing all three cars had as you could really change the balance of the car a lot more because of the pitch of the car because the mover and the brakes because the movement on acceleration you can really sort of. Play with the car a bit more and have more. Of an impact on what it's doing they let you know when you exceed the limits when you take some liberties when you move it go into the corner and carry a bit too much brake and you really feel that big. Lump and overtake the car so you've got to be quite careful with it but the guys that drove. These in the where at night 24 hour 12 are. Racers the courage required to keep this thing nailed to the mall sign think over some of those jumps at Nurburgring you would. Have with a bit. Someplace special .

 


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