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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 long-tailed version was capable of a 0-62mph time of less than 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 248 mph (394 km/h).. In the 1973 CanAm series, the turbocharged version Porsche 917/30 developed over 1100 bhp.

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At the end of 1971, they had a 5-liter engine with 630 HP. Engines for Participation in the Can-Am Series A 16-cylinder engine was developed once the design of the 917 was completed.

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With the 917, Porsche for the first time entered the league of immensely powerful, large-capacity racing cars. The 580 hp from the twelve-cylinder 4.5-litre engine of the 917 set new standards, to.

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The 620 hp race car lived up to its promise and won seven of eight of the season's races. The 917 also demonstrated its superiority in Le Mans. Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood took first place in the red and white Porsche Salzburg 917 short tail. Porsche achieved its goal - overall victory at Le Mans.

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Specifications User Comments (5) Page 1 of 3 Next >> The long road to Le Mans After Porsche burst onto the racing scene in the early 1950s, the German company had slowly, but gradually progressed through the sportscar racing classes with one goal in mind: an overall victory at Le Mans.

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3-Disc Dry Clutch. top speed. ~320 kph / 198.72 mph. fuel capacity. 120 litres or 31.68 gal. race victories. 1OA Le Mans 1970, 1OA Le Mans 1971. Tags. Performance Porsche 917 Porsche 917 K-70 Porsche 917 Specs Specifications Technical Specification.

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The 917 Kurzheck Coupé (917K) first appeared in 1970 and contributed more to the Porsche 917 story than any other variant. It was a high-down force version that featured a cut-off tail for increased downforce. This reduced the cars top speed, as much as 30 mph, but it helped the Porsche win Le Mans two years in a row.

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1970 Porsche 917 technical specifications and data. Engine, horsepower, torque, dimensions and mechanical details for the 1970 Porsche 917. CO2, emissions,.

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Overview The engine was designed by chief engineer Hans Mezger under the leadership of Ferdinand Piëch and Helmuth Bott. [9] Power came from a new 4.5-litre air-cooled engine designed by Mezger, which was a combination of 2 of Porsche's 2.25L flat-6 engines used in previous racing cars.

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Powered by a Type 912 flat-12 engine which was progressively enlarged from 4.5 to 5.0 litres, the 917 was introduced in 1969 and initially proved unwieldy on the race track but continuous development improved the handling and it went on to dominate sports-car racing in 1970 and 1971.

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Specifications Make: Array Model: 1969 - 1971 Porsche 917K [do not use] Vehicle Model: Array Pros Cons Exterior Dubbed Kurzheck, which is German for "short tail," the 917K was an evolution of.

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The race car itself was developed in two versions - the 917 K (for Kurz = 'short' in German) and the 917 LH (Langheck = 'long tail'), although it would be the former that would predominate. In its first season the 917 - which was powered by a 4.5-litre flat-12 that produced 588PS - struggled with handling, caused by aerodynamic lift at high speed.

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1970 - 1971 Porsche 917 K: 356-shot gallery, full history and specifications. 1970 - 1971 Porsche 917 K: 356-shot gallery, full history and specifications. Performance figures : Power to weight: 0.75 bhp / kg: Top Speed : 354 km/h (220 mph) Race history: Major wins: 1970:

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Tech Specs Flat-twelve air-cooled engine, mounted midship, twin overhead camshafts, fuel-injected. 4907 cc, 600 hp. Year 1971 Serial No 917-019 Wheelbase 90.6 inches Weight 1760 pounds View All Before/After 1971 Porsche About the 1971 Porsche 917K