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Porsche Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Porsche Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort
Porsche Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

The crowds attending the Masters Historic racing weekend at Zandvoort were treated to a festival of racing in brilliant weather. To spice up the cars on the race weekend menu, five iconic Porsche racing cars were driven around the circuit which is located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line – the Porsche Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort.

The drivers selected for the demonstration laps were taken from the top drawer, and included: Jürgen Barth, Gijs van Lennep, Jan Lammers and Porsche design chief, Harm Lagaaij. They took turns behind the wheel of different Porsches each time the cars took to the track, and we have brought you a selection of images from that event.

Porsche 908/03 Spyder (1970)

Developed from the 909 hillclimb model, this 908-version had its engine located further forward by repositioning the gearbox in front of the diff. This car was only used four times, winning on three of those occasions – on debut, the car won the Targa Florio in 1970, and it twice won the Nürburgring 1000km race (1970 and 1971). The car was powered by a 2997cc boxer 8-cylinder engine developing 350bhp for a top speed of 275km/h.

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