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PORSCHE 917: The Porsche 917, developed by Porsche for the Le Mans 24 Hour race dominated the event in 1970~71, the cars had 4.5 litre flat twelve engines. After that success similar cars were entered in the American CanAm Series, sans roof, but gaining twin turbo chargers, allowing the engines to produce some 1,115PS, giving the cars a top speed over 400kph, with this performance Porsche 917's dominated the CanAm Series throughout 1972~73. Continued success of the 917 was stopped by changes to CanAm race regulations from 1974 onward.

PORSCHE 917 - MUSEUM COLLECTION:

PORSCHE 917 - MUSEUM COLLECTION:

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Porsche 917 KH, Martini Racing Team

 

PORSCHE 917 KH COUPE - 'GULF PORSCHE' - 1970: The 'Gulf Porsche' incorporated a twelve cylinder 4.9 litre engine. The engine produced 630PS and the car had a maximum speed of 360kmh.

 

 

PORSCHE 917 KH 'GULF PORSCHE'

PORSCHE 917 LH COUPE - 'MARTINI RACING PORSCHE' - 1971: This 'Martini Racing Porsche' incorporated a twelve cylinder 4.9 litre engine. The engine produced 600PS and the car had a maximum speed of 387kmh.

PORSCHE 917 LH 'MARTINI RACING PORSCHE'

PORSCHE 917 KH COUPE - 'MARTINI RACING PORSCHE' - 1971: This 'Martini Racing Porsche' incorporated a twelve cylinder 4.9 litre engine. The engine produced 600PS and the car had a maximum speed of 360kmh.

 

 

PORSCHE 917 KH 'MARTINI RACING PORSCHE'

PORSCHE 917/20 COUPE - 'PINK PIG' - 1971: The 'Pink Pig' Porsche incorporated a twelve cylinder 4.9 litre engine. The engine produced 600PS and the car had a maximum speed of 360kmh.

 

 

PORSCHE 917/20 'PINK PIG' PORSCHE

 

PORSCHE 917/KH COUPE - 1970: This 917/KH driven by Hans Herman and Richard Attwood won the 1970 Le Mans 24 hour race. The car incorporated a twelve cylinder 4.5 litre engine. The engine produced 600PS and the car had a maximum speed of 360kmh.

 

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Porsche 917/KH

 

WEIGHT SAVING:

PORSCHE 917 FUEL FILLER DRILLED OUT

PORSCHE 917 FAN PULLEY BRACE DRILLED OUT

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Revised: August 25, 2013.

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