Porsche 718 RS 61 LM Coupé (1961)
Premiere: 1961 April 9, Le Mans test
For the Le Mans 24h race in June 1961, Porsche created two 718 RS 61 with coupé bodies:
|#32||718-045||1.6-litre flat-4 Fuhrmann 4-cam|
|#30||718-046||1.7-litre flat-4 Fuhrmann 4-cam|
While the #30 car of Jo Bonnier and Dan Gurney had to retire due to an engine problem, the #32 car of Hans Herrmann and Edgar Barth scored 7th overall. With a small 1.6-litre engine it was a result on its own after 3-litre Ferraris, a 3-litre Maserati and a 2-litre Porsche.
What happened to the 718-045 is unknown, but the 718-046 chassis number was used for a new car called 718 GTR in 1962.
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