PORSCHE 917/20 n23



PORSCHE 917/20 n.23


The Porsche 917/20 n.23 is a car that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971. The prototype is an experimental version that extremeized the aerodynamics trying to achieve a middle ground between the Porsche 917 K, “Kurz” to short queue of that year and the 917LH “Langheck” long tail. Aerodynamically more stocky and less linear than the other 917, it was painted pink, and on the bodywork the cuts of the meat were drawn, with this livery, and to the less graceful forms, it was nicknamed “Pink Pig”.

Reinhold Joest and Willi Kauhsen at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971 with the Porsche 917/20 n.23, proved to be very quick in the pre-qualifying closing with the best time in the race he consistently held the lead positions. Unfortunately, halfway through the race, while trying to recover on the leading group, Joest had an accident and retired from the race. Today it is one of the main attractions of the official museum of the Stuttgart manufacturer.

The race was won by Porsche 917 K n.22 of Gijs Van Lennep and Helmut Marko, second Richard Attwood, Herbert Muller whit the Porsche 917 K n.19, while third Sam Posey, Tony Adamowicz whit the Ferrari 512 M n.12.


Porsche 917/20
Fibreglass with aluminium spaceframe.
Length: 4000 mm
Width: 2210 mm
Height: 940 mm
Suspension front: unequal upper and lower arms, coil springs, Bilstein dampers
Suspension rear: unequal upper and lower arms, coil springs, Bilstein dampers
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Firestone


Porsche 912.00 4907 cc 180° V12
Power: 448 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission five speed Manual
Fuel brand: Schell
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Did not finish at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1971 with drivers Reinhold Joest, Willi Kauhsen


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Joest Reinhold, Kauhsen Willi




24 Hours of Le Mans

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