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  Porsche 917
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1969 - 1970
Numbers built:25
Successor:Porsche 917 K
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 09, 2008
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Engine
Configuration 912.00 180º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 250 kilo / 551.2 lbs
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium head
Displacement 4,494 cc / 274.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 84.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 580 bhp / 433 KW @ 8,400 rpm
Torque 510 Nm / 376 ft lbs @ 6,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 129 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis aluminium spaceframe
Suspension (fr/r) unequal upper and lower arms, coil springs, Bilstein dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 800 kilo / 1,764 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,780 mm (188.2 in) / 2,033 mm (80 in) / 920 mm (36.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / N/A / N/A

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.73 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1969 Zeltweg 1000 km (Jo Siffert / Kurt Ahrens Jr. in 917-009)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
  • Porsche 917 Profile, by John Allen
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