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Porsche 917K Flat-12 Pure Engine Sound – In Action on Track

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Not quite sure where we were in June that we missed this video when it first came out, but boy am I glad I found it now. Recorded at Monza Circuit during the "1000 km Challenge" race revival, a 3 hours race in which race cars from 1960 to 1970 compete, this 1969 Porsche 917 (chassis # 025) sounds off quite nicely. Powered by a 4.5 liter Flat-12 …

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Driving a $5.5 Million Porsche 917 on the Street

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At the most recent Canepa Cars and Coffee event (held every second Saturday of the month at Canepa Design Headquarters) spectators and visitors got an amazing surprise.  Mr. Canepa himself took a bonafide 917/10 Can Am car out for a morning drive.  The wail of the flat twelve engine, combined with the whistle of the turbochargers is sure to make …

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Porsche 917 Celebrates 40 Years of Victory

Anyone that's been reading this site since the beginning knows I'm a fan of the Porsche 917 (especially the Pink Pig). In fact, it's probably my most favorite Porsche of all time. In addition to its Le Mans wins, the 917 holds the record for highest average speed during the race (an incredible 222 km/h) and the highest top speed on the Mulsanne …

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History of the Porsche 917. Part II

In the first part of this post I explained how the 917 came into production and how it made Porsche synonymous with endurance racing. This post, Part II on the history of the 917, explores some of the early problems Porsche ran into prior to their win(s) at LeMan and how the fix for those problems turned the 917 into one of the most storied …

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History Of The Porsche 917

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Update: If you enjoy this post be sure to check out History of the Porsche 917 Part II and History of the Porsche 917 Part III for even more info and vids. Ever since Porsche took the overall win at Sebring a few weeks ago, I’ve been exploring the history of Porsche racing more and more. Out of my research has come a fascination with the Porsche …

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Porsche 917 and Making History at Le Mans

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Admittedly, not all the news that Porsche releases to the press is exciting. However, what caught my eye on this particular news note, was the display they are planning with regard to various Porsche exhibits. More specifically, on display (among other interesting Porsche cars) will be the 1971 Porsche 917 "short-tail" that won the '24 Hours of …

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