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Porsche 908/03 Spyder ’70

Premiere: May 3, 1970 Targa Florio

Porsche introduced another evolution of the 908 for the 1970 Targa Florio.

Four new 908/03 Spyders before Targa Florio 1970. The cars were marked with playing card symbols on their right front corner - #20 Heart, #12 Diamond, #36 Spade, #40 Club. Every driver knew his symbol and when the pit crew showed information tables to driving-by pilots, the driver could quickly understand which information was for him. © Porsche

The new cars with inner-vented and perforated brake discs were an immediate success and Porsche took 1-2 victory. The winning 908/03 Spyder #12 was piloted by the talented tandem of Jo Siffert/Brian Redman and second place went to car #40 Leo Kinnunen/Pedro Rodriguez. Again a Porsche 1-2-3 victory (or actually a 1-2-3-4 victory) was spoiled by a Ferrari. 4th place went to 908/02 K Spyder of Gijs van Lennep/Hans Laine and 5th place to 908/03 Spyder #36 of Björn Waldegaard/Richard Attwood. The fourth entered 908/03 #20 had to retire because of an accident.

1970 May 3, Targa Florio winner 908/03 (chassis 008) #12 Jo Siffert/Brian Redman© Porsche

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