PORSCHE 917 LH n.3



PORSCHE 917 LH n.3


The Porsche 917 LH n.3 is a prototype that came in second to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970. The Stuttgart manufacturer presented the new 917 in 1970 in various versions, the main one was the long-tails, designed to take advantage of the long straight of the Hunaudieres but with a lot of instability in the slow corners. At Le Mans they presented a car painted in purple with random green psychedelic signs with white edges.

Gerard Larraousse and Willi Kauhsen with the Porsche 917 LH n.3 came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970. Twelve tenths on the grid managed to climb in third position after seven hours. At the twentieth hour, they were second and held this position behind the Porsche 917 K n.23 drivers Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann who won the race with five laps of advantage.


Porsche 917 L
Designed: Hans Mezger
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2033 mm
Height: 920 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: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Gerard Larraousse, Willi Kauhsen


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Kauhsen Willi, Larrousse Gerard




24 Hours of Le Mans

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