PORSCHE 917 K n.2



PORSCHE 917 K n.2


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The Porsche 917 K is the car that participated at the 24 Hours of Daytona of 1971. The German manufacturer decided to win his first 24 hours of Le Mans, follow the suggestion of Team John Wyer Automotive Engineering, solving the problem of instability affecting the 917, the rear was shortened and raised creating a sort of arrow profile that also improved the cooling of the rear mechanics. The J.W. Enginnering team with Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver at the wheel of the Porsche 917 K n.2 winner the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1971.

In the second place Tony Adamowicz, Ronnie Bucknum and Alain De Cadenet with the Ferrari 512 S n.23 of North American Racing team with a gap of one lap while in third position the Ferrari 512 M n.6 with Mark Donohue and David Hobbs of Roger Penske/Kirk F. White with a gap of fourteen laps.


Porsche 917 K
Designed: Hans Mezger
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: 4120 mm
Width: 1980 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 steel discs
Tyres: Firestone


Porsche 912.10 180° V12 4907 cc
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Fuel brand: Gulf
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Winner 24 hours of Daytona 1971 with drivers Pedro Rodriguez, Jackie Oliver

Additional information


Oliver Jackie, Rodriguez Pedro




24 Hours of Daytona

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