Porsche 917/10 prototype under the hammer

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Porsche 917/10 prototype under the hammer
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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.

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More than 600 hp drive the racing car.

Two racing seats in the Porsche 917/10 prototype

Porsche heaved different engines (4.5-liter turbo, 5-liter naturally aspirated, 5-liter turbo) into the 917/10 and tested five different ones In October 1972, Kauhsen bought the test vehicle and sent it to various races. For example, Emerson Fittipaldi contested the 300-kilometer race at the Nürburgring in 1974 with chassis number 917 /10-001. At the end of the year, the racer was put into storage 1997.

After an elaborate restoration, the Porsche 917/10 prototype appeared at several events and car shows, and it changed hands twice. Today the Spyder has an egg on its outer skin Some tape, as if he had just finished a long-distance race. Authentic. Two racing seats are installed in the racing car - as was the rule in the Can Am at the time. One of the few rules in the cult series.


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