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Porsche 917 K-69

Premiere: May 11, 1969 Spa 1000 km

© Porsche

Official specs (March 1969)

Engine: 4494 cc flat-12, 382 kW @8000 rpm, 331 lb-ft/450 Nm @6800 rpm
Gearbox: 5-speed, ratios according to race track
Size: 4290 x 1880 x 920 mm, wheelbase 2300 mm
Wheels: 9+12x15"
Weight with fuel: 896 kg / 1975 lb
Price: 140.000 DM

Although the longtail 917 was introduced first, it was meant only for the Le Mans. This meant, the shorttail 917 K ("Kurz" in German for short) was raced first. The only engine available in 1969 was the 4.5-litre.

© Porsche

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