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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1970 - 1971
Numbers built:12
Price new:DM 140,000
Predecessor:Porsche 917
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 26, 2005
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Engine
Configuration 912.10 180º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium head
Displacement 4,907 cc / 299.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 86.0 mm (3.4 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 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 600 bhp / 448 KW @ 8,300 rpm
Torque 563 Nm / 415 ft lbs @ 6,400 rpm
BHP/Liter 122 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 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 800 kilo / 1,764 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,120 mm (162.2 in) / 1,980 mm (78 in) / 940 mm (37 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,564 mm (61.6 in) / 1,584 mm (62.4 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.75 bhp / kg
Top Speed 354 km/h (220 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1970 Daytona 24 Hours (Pedro Rodriguez / Brian Redman / Leo Kinnunen in 917-015)
1970 Brands Hatch 1000 km (Pedro Rodriguez / Leo Kinnunen in 917-016)
1970 Monza 1000 km (Pedro Rodriguez / Leo Kinnunen in 917-016)
1970 Spa 1000 km (Jo Siffert / Brian Redman in 917-014)
1970 24 Hours of Le Mans (Hans Herrmann / Richard Attwood in 917-023)
1970 Watkins Glen 6 Hours (Pedro Rodriguez / Leo Kinnunen in 917-016)
1970 Zeltweg 1000 km (Jo Siffert / Brian Redman in 917-026)
1971 Buenos Aires 1000 km (Jo Siffert / Derek Bell in 917-014)
1971 Daytona 24 Hours (Pedro Rodriguez / Jackie Oliver in 917-013)
1971 Sebring 12 Hours (Vic Elford / Gerard Larousse in 917-020)
1971 Monza 1000 km (Pedro Rodriguez / Jackie Oliver in 917-013)
1971 Spa 1000 km (Pedro Rodriguez / Jackie Oliver in 917-015)
1971 24 Hours of Le Mans (Gijs van Lennep / Helmut Marko in 917-053)
1971 Zeltweg 1000 km (Pedro Rodriguez / Richard Attwood in 917-013)

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