Porsche 917 at LeMans
The Porsche 917 is a racecar 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 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 top speed of over 240 mph (390 km/h).
There are at least nine variants of the 917. The original version had a
medium-long tail with flippers, but had considerable handling problems at
high speed because of poor bodywork aerodynamics. The Weyer-Gulf team then
experimented with a shorter tail, and solved the aerodynamic and handling
problems at testing sessions at the Österreichring, at the expense of some
top speed. Porsche adopted these changes into the 917K, which dominated in
the 1970 and 1971 World Sportscar Championships. In 1971, a variant of the
917K appeared with an altered tail and shark fins, which together reduced
drag and maintained down force. These versions produced around 620 bhp.
There were also streamlined versions for Le Mans (1970 917L and 1971 917LH)
that were 20 mph faster in a
straight line. 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.
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1970 Sebring 12 hours
This film captures the excitement of the 1970 12-hour endurance race at
Sebring. A film shot during the golden age of racing. It features notorious
race drivers like Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez,
celebrity driver/actor Steve McQueen and mythical cars like the Ferrari
512S and Porsche 917. There is non-stop racing action as Ferrari driver
Mario Andretti barely escapes with the lead over Steve McQueen, driving
with a cast on his broken foot. Produced by Triangle Productions in
association with the Automobile Racing Club of Florida.
ALMS 2011 Season Tribute
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The Porsche 918 Spyder is the ultimate combination of cutting-edge
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This is the second part of "The 12 Hour Grind" which deals with the
legendary 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix. This is the race where Jim Hall
and his Chaparral went on to victory despite the notoriously rough Sebring
course and the deluge of five inches of rain that struck half way through
the race. For the first time in many years American drivers driving an
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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,
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Porsche 908 Mk3 Spyder and footage of Daytona, Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps,
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