PORSCHE 917 K n.20



PORSCHE 917 K n.20


The Porsche 917 K is the car that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1970. 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. Jo Siffert and Brian Redman at the wheel of the Porsche 917 K n.20 did not finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 due to of the engine.

The race was won by the Porsche 917 K n.23 of Hermann Hans and Richard Attwood.


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: Goodyear


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: Shell
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Jo Siffert, Brian Redman


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Redman Brian, Siffert Jo




24 Hours of Le Mans

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