Porsche 917 (1969-1973)

Le Mans winner 1970-1971

International Championship for Makes winner 1970-1971

Interserie winner 1970-1971-1972-1973-1974

Can-Am winner 1972-1973


Porsche 908, 909 and 917 racing cars were the brainchilds of engineering genius Ferdinand Piëch, the grandchild of Ferdinand Porsche and nephew of Ferry Porsche. The 917 was the only Porsche model produced with the 12-cylinder engine and experimentally even with the 16-cylinder.

Porsche 917 collection
#23 917 K-70 (official clone of the 1970 Le Mans 24h winner), #6 917/30 (1973 Can-Am winner), #0 917 PA Spyder, #21 917 LH-71 (it made 386 km/h speed record at 1971 Le Mans 24h), #2 917 K-70 (1970 Daytona 24h winner), #6 917/10 Turbo (1972 Can-Am winner). Photo made at Monterey Historics in 1998.© Porsche

Porsche 917-001 LH
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Read about the 917 LH-69

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Read about the 917 K-69

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Read about the 917 Spyder

Porsche 917-001 side view
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Read about the 917 K-70

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Read about the 917 LH-70

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Read about the 917 K-71

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Read about the 917 LH-71

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Read about the 917/20 Le Mans

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Read about the 917/10-71

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Read about the 917/10-72

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Read about the 917/10 Turbo

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Read about the 917/20 Turbo

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Read about the 917/30 Can-Am

21st century 917 concept study
21st century 917 concept study. The project was not developed further from the clay model state seen here.© Porsche
Anniversaries
Aug, 23 – 23rd birthday of the Boxster 986 (1996)
Aug, 29 – 54th birthday of the 906 (1965)
Sep, 03 – 144th birthday anniversary of Ferdinand Porsche (1875)
Sep, 08 – 51st birthday of the 909 (1968)
Sep, 09 – 26th birthday of the 911 993 (1993)