Porsche 917

Le Mans winner 1970-1971, Interserie winner 1970-1971-1972-1973-1974, Can-Am winner 1972-1973

Manufacturers' World Championship for Porsche in 1970-1971


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.

#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 1998 Monterey Historcs.© Porsche

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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

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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

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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

Anniversaries
May, 26 – 60th birthday of the 718 (1957)
May, 31 – 64th birthday of the 550 (1953)
Jun, 08 – 69th birthday of the 356 (1948)
Jun, 11 – 45th birthday of the first Turbo-Porsche (1972)
Jul, 10 – 51st birthday of the 910 (1966)