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  Porsche 917 LH
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1970 - 1971
Numbers built:5
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 912.11 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)
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 927 kilo / 2,044 lbs
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 0.65 bhp / kg
Top Speed 386 km/h (240 mph)

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