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Porsche 908/01 K Coupé

Premiere: May 19, 1968, Nürburgring 1000 km

A version with rear flaps (actuated by the rear axle left and right)© James Herne / Stuttcars.com

The Porsche 908/01 K Coupé was basically a 907 K with the new 3-litre boxer-8 engine (in 907 2.0 and 2.2 B8 engines were used). “K” in the designation stands for Kurz which is “short” in German, meaning the car had short-tail body compared to the LH (“langheck”, long-tail). Although 907 and 908 were similar, there was a visual difference - the 907 had symmetrical front openings and the 908/01 K had asymmetrical.

1968 Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Ferry leaning on a new 908/01 K Coupé© Porsche

While the 908/01 LH had debuted on April 7, 1968 at the Le Mans test day, the 908/01 K debuted 6 weeks later on May 19 at Nürburgring 1000 km race and won it outright. The victorious drivers were Jo Siffert and Vic Elford.

1968 May 19, before the Nürburgring 1000 km race: Porsche 908/01 K Coupé #2 of Jo Siffert/Vic Elford© Udo Kinkel
1968 May 19, Nürburgring 1000 km: Vic Elford piloting the winning car© Porsche

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Article © James Herne / Stuttcars.com


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