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Photo of the day: a rather special delivery
- Top Gear
Then Google the Porsche 917
/20 'Pink Pig', or 'Hippie' Porsche 917
-021 immediately. One of our other favourites (of which there are many) was the Jagermeister Racing scheme worn by all manner of Porsches and BMWs throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
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More details on ambitious project to build Porsche 917 replicas
- Motor Authority
We recently told you about an ambitious group setting out to build Porsche 917
replicas aimed at track day enthusiasts keen to live out their Le Mans fantasies in real life. The group's goal is clear: to build a 917 replica so fans can experience what ...
Porsche motorsport in Mexico, winning for more than 60 years
- Sports Car Illustrated
He won a total of 15 sports car races, including the 24 hours of Daytona in 1970 and 1971 at the wheel of a Porsche 917
KH in the John Wyer team with the famous Gulf livery. In 1970 he became sports car world champion for Porsche with the 917. In May ...
Team aims to build 'new' Porsche 917 racers
- Motor Authority
Called Project 917, the team is looking to produce a real, track day-oriented Porsche 917
and they're turning to the power of crowdfunding for help. Along the way, the team hopes to involve young talent to turn this process into a culture of learning ...
New Porsche images teased for Assetto Corsa
- Team VVV
The latest teaser images, provided by Kunos Simulazioni's Licensing Project Manager Marco Massarutto, show us a rear shot of the 2017 Porsche Panamera (above), a close up of the rear fan of the Sunoco Porsche 917
/30 (pictured directly below) and ...
Valued race car up for sale at Monterey Car Week
- Christian Science Monitor
They did so in this very car. Bell has stated, according to the auction lot description, that this Porsche
962 was his favorite and it was the one he used to take his last 24-hour victory. It's also considered to be the fastest of the various Porsche ...
Porsche 917 Videos
Porsche 917 Shakedown for Rennsport Reunion V
Porsche 917K Flat-12 Pure Engine Sound - In Action on Track
917 engine starting - 1st time in 30 years
Ride along in a 1969 Porsche 917K
Porsche 917 at Le Mans
1,580HP Porsche 917/30 Sound
Cars that Rock - Test Driving the Porsche 917
Porsche 917, 962c, 917-30 and 996 GT1 (Zandvoort demo laps)
Porsche 917-021 Spa Francorchamps
Porsche 917 WebSites
The Porsche 917 is a race car that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9 ...
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After lying idle for forty years, the Porsche 917 exhibited in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum took to the tarmac again on 8 June 2010 at an exceptional ...
Vorgeschichte. Der Porsche 917 nutzte ein Schlupfloch im Reglement aus, das übergangsweise weiterhin den Einsatz schon vorhandener hubraumstarker Sportwagen meist ...
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La Porsche 917 est une voiture de course du constructeur allemand Porsche. Elle s'est illustrée notamment aux 24 Heures du Mans 1970 et 1971
John Wyer was born on 11th December 1909 in the town of Kidderminster in the county of Worcestershire being famous for it`s carpet production.
396 km/h durante la noche en Le Mans. El mas espectacular auto de carreras de la historia
Porsche 917; La Porsche 917 K vincitrice alla 24 Ore di Le Mans 1970: Descrizione generale; Costruttore Porsche: Categoria: Campionato del mondo sportprototipi
Porsche 917 Wiki
The Porsche 917 is a race car that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9, or 5 litres, the 917/30 Can Am variant was capable of a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 2.3 seconds, 0–124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, and a test track top speed of up to 240 mph (390 km/h). The highest official speed ever clocked for a 917 at Le Mans is 362 km/h or 224.4 mph.There are at least eleven variants of the 917. The original version had a removable long tail/medium tail with active rear wing flaps, but had considerable handling problems at high speed because of significant rear lift. The handling problems were investigated at a joint test at the Österreichring by the factory engineers and their new race team partners John Wyer Engineering and after exhaustive experimentation by both groups, a shorter, more upswept tail was found to give the car more aerodynamic stability at speed. The changes were quickly adopted into a new version of the 917, called the Kurzheck, or short-tail, with the new version being called the 917K. The 917K, and the special Le Mans long-tail version (called the 917 Langheck, or 917L), dominated the 1970 and 1971 World Sportscar Championships. In 1971, a variant of the 917K appeared with a less upswept tail and vertical fins, and featured the concave rear deck that had proved so effective on the 1970 version of the 917L (see below). The fins kept the clean downforce inducing air on the top of the tail and allowed the angle of the deck to be reduced, reducing the drag in direct proportion. The result was a more attractive looking car that maintained down force for less drag and higher top speed. By this time the original 4.5-litre engine, which had produced around 520 bhp in 1969, had been enlarged through 4.9-litres (600 bhp) to 5-litres and produced a maximum of 630 bhp. The 917K models were generally used for the shorter road courses such as Sebring, Brands Hatch, Monza and Spa-Francorchamps. The big prize for Porsche however, was Le Mans. For the French circuit's long, high speed straights, the factory developed special long tail bodywork that was designed for minimum drag and thus highest maximum speed. On the car's debut in 1969, these long-tail (917L) models proved to be nearly uncontrollable as there was so little down force. In fact, they generated aerodynamic lift at the highest speeds. For 1970, an improved version was raced by the factory (although the John Wyer team still preferred the security of the 917K) and for 1971, after very significant development in the wind tunnel, the definitive 917L was raced by both factory and JW. These cars were so stable that the drivers could take their hands off the steering wheel at speeds which reached 246 mph. In 1971 Jo Siffert raced an open-top 917PA Spyder (normally aspirated) in the 1971 CanAm series. There is also the "Pink Pig" aerodynamic research version (917/20), and the turbocharged 917/10 and 917/30 CanAm Spyders. Porsche 917s also raced in the European Interseries in various configurations. In the 1973 Can-Am series, the turbocharged version Porsche 917/30 developed 1,100 bhp (820 kW).The 917 is one of the most iconic sports racing cars of all time, largely for its high speeds and high power outputs, and was made into a movie star by Steve McQueen in his 1971 film Le Mans.2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the 917, and Porsche held a special celebration at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (3–5 July).