956 - thanks for the comment, corrected the title from 917 to 956, i guess it's true no 917 coupe was ever turbo. Also the 917 had a peculiar cockpit with the main gauges elevated in a separated encasing behind the steering wheel.
From the archives: Porsche triple victory in Le Mans 1982
As the engines will roar again in this week-end in Le Mans, we travel back
in time some 30 years. In 1982, the brand-new 956 celebrates an impressive
triple victory. Get behind the scenes in this contemporary documentation.
More information on Porsche in Le Mans at http://www.porsche.com/motorsport
1970 - A Year To Remember - John Wyer's Gulf Porsche 917 team
A wonderful period film detailing the 1970 World Sportscar Championship as
remembered by John Wyer with appearances by Pedro Rodriguez, Jo Siffert,
Leo Kinnunen, Brian Redman and many others. Porsche 917, Ferarri 512,
Porsche 908 Mk3 Spyder and footage of Daytona, Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps,
Sebring, Targa Florio and many others...
Gulf Porsche 917 Start Up
Bruce Canepa straps in and fires up his Gulf Porsche 917 at Rennsport
Reunion IV, Laguna Seca Raceway, Oct. 16, 2011.
Le Mans 1977 Qualifying (Onboard Porsche 936)
Le Mans 1977 one lap without chicane. Top speed over 350 Km/h! Onboard with
the Porsche 936. This car has 540 PS (HP). The driver is Jürgen Barth.
This car won Le Mans in 1976 and 1977.
Le Mans - 1972 - Jo Bonnier fatal crash
Jo Bonnier was involved in an accident on the straight between Mulsanne
Corner and Indianapolis at Le Mans in 1972 when his open-top Lola-Cosworth
T280 collided with a Ferrari Daytona driven by a Swiss amateur driver
Florian Vetsch. His car was catapulted into the trees and he was killed.
Fellow racer Vic Elford saw the Ferrari burning furiously, and pulled his
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 over to the right side of the track and ran across the
track to the Ferrari, opening the door, attempting to get Vetsch out. But
Vetsch had already gotten out of the car and was on the side of the track
where Elford had parked his Alfa. Elford saw Vetsch and then saw the
wreckage of Bonnier's yellow Lola in the woods next to the track. According
to Elford, the last he saw of Bonnier's Lola was that it was "spinning into
the trees like a helicopter". Elford later handed off his Alfa to Helmut
Marko, but the gearbox froze solid and they dropped out of the race. Elford
later said "it was the first time in my racing career I'm glad my car
Lola T70 Le Mans 2010 - Onboard
Lola T70 prepared by Equipe Europe at Le Mans Classic 2010 - onboard with
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
demonstration on the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, for the greatest pleasure
of all car racing buffs. On this occasion, the equally legendary Gérard
Larrousse, former pilot of this car and Le Mans winner in 1973 and 1974,
took the wheel again to drive back and forth a few times in the straight
section in front of the grandstand. A car of superlatives, probably the
most spectacular racing car having raced at Le Mans in the twentieth
century, it has been dubbed 'competition car of the century'.This
phoenix-like rebirth is the end result of painstaking efforts by the
Fondation du Patrimoine and Motul working together to safeguard and enhance
Après quarante années de repos et pour le plus grand plaisir de tous les
passionnés de course automobile, la Porsche 917 exposée au Musée des 24
Heures a repris du service le 8 juin 2010 lors d'une démonstration
exceptionnelle sur le circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. A cette occasion, le
non moins légendaire Gérard Larrousse, ancien pilote de cette voiture et
vainqueur au Mans en 1973 et 1974, a (re)pris place au volant pour
effectuer quelques allers-retours sur la ligne droite des tribunes. Voiture
de tous les superlatifs, probablement le plus spectaculaires des bolides
ayant couru au Mans au XXe siècle, elle fut nommée « voiture de
compétition du siècle ». Cette formidable renaissance a été rendue
possible grâce à l'action de la Fondation du Patrimoine et de Motul,
associés au service de la sauvegarde et la valorisation du patrimoine
Porsche 917-30 driven by Brian Redman Goodwood 2011
Watch a legendary car being driven by a legendary Porsche driver.
Here Brian Redman drives the 1200 bhp 917-30 up the Goodwood hill. Powered
by a 5.3 litre, flat 12 engine, the car was the very first turbocharged Porsche.
For more visit: http://www.porsche.co.uk/origin
Le Mans 1969 Part 1 - Ford GT40 Onboard and Pre-race
Le Mans 24 Hours 1969 - La Ronde Infernale Part 1 of 4. Includes an onboard
lap with Peter Sadler's GT40. Summary of the teams such as Matra, JWA Gulf
GT40s, Ferrari and Porsche with their 908 and the new 917. Interviews with
Vic Elford, Mike Parkes, Rico Steineman, Chris Amon and Mike Hailwood and a
very brief appearance of Steve McQueen.
Best-of Porsche 917
A tribute to the most worderfull race car: the Porsche 917.
Thanks to Antti for the inspiration...
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