1969 International Championship for Makes (World Sportscar Championship) winner: Porsche
The 907 was the last Porsche where the design was overseen by F.A. Porsche. The following racing models 908, 909 and 917 were the brainchilds of F.A.’s cousin, Ferdinand Piëch. The 3-litre 908 introduced in 1968 was the first Porsche that was engineered to use the maximum allowed 3-litre engine size.
The 1971 version of the 908/03 was the last 908 built by the factory, but private racing teams continued to develop these cars further and in 1975 some of the cars got 2.1-litre turbo engines straight from the Porsche's racing department. The normally aspirated cars had around 257-280 kW and the turbos around 368 kW (but as always, the power figure with the racing cars is speculative, especially with Turbos). As every 908/03 Turbo looked like its team had modified it, we don't provide a photo here on the 908 main page. For the story and the photos, click 908/03 Turbo
In 1980 Le Mans 24 hour race Joest Racing entered a car which it signed up as 908/80, but it really was a 936.
Two 914 prototypes with 3-litre 8-cylinder 908 engines were made in 1969, one for the head of development Ferdinand Piëch and the other for Ferry Porsche.
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