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  Porsche 917/20
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1971
Numbers built:1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 912.00 180º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and 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 (fr/r) ventilated discs
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 909 kilo / 2,004 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,000 mm (157.5 in) / 2,210 mm (87 in) / N/A

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.66 bhp / kg
Top Speed 360 km/h (224 mph)

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