D he Porsche 917 is considered the racing car of the 20th century. In 1970, Porsche achieved its first victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race. A year later the title was defended. In its various forms, the 917 has also made it into other racing series - and made history there too. For example in the Can Am series (Canadian-American Challenge Series).
Porsche 917/10 prototype with twelve-cylinder boxer
From 1972, Porsche took over this in what is probably the craziest series of all time Scepter and trumped McLaren. George Follmer won the championship title in the Porsche 917/10, Mark Donohue in 1973 in the 917/30 - a racing car with a supercharged 5.4-liter twelve-cylinder that tamed 1,130 hp and released almost 1,100 Nm on the drive shafts. On the test bench, the twelve-cylinder even delivered over 1,500 hp.A_-article__img__zoom '>