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Old 06-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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Porsche 917 at speed

I saw my first Porsche at a young age & knew I had to have one.
Then I saw the classic movie LeMans & the sound of a boxer engine with 2 turbos going down the Mulsanne straight flat out sealed the deal.
Check this clip out
A 40-year-old race car that still thrills

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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Those downshifts <3
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flat 12? So, two flat sixes together - does that means it has not one, but two IMS bearings???



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Old 06-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
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Awesome clip!

0 to 124 in under 6 sec with a 240 mph top speed.....40 years ago!
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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Thats a great video. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #9
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Just watched it. Great clip! The 917 was just damn near frightening!
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #10
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Great video - thanks for that. The fun factor in these P cars is amazing. Every time I see a P car it assures me that my next car will be a P car whether my GF likes it or not. At least they are easier to get in and out of than an Elise.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #11
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917, arguably the greatest race car of all time. For me only the 956, GT-40 and 250 GT0 are close. The early 917 long tails were vicious, aka "the widowmaker". The 917k was much better, winning Porsche's first LeMans. Then came the turbos. 917/30 producing well over 1000bhp. Largely responsible for the death of the CanAm series it was so dominant.

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