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Who designed the Pink Pig 917 920 Porsche?

Anatole Lapine
But the best part was the fanciful paintwork which let the 917/20 go down in Porsche history as the “Pink Pig”, “Big Berta” or even “Truffle Hunter”. Porsche designer Anatole Lapine decided in favour of the pink body colour and labelled each of the body parts according to the butcher-style cuts.

Who drove the Porsche 917 Gulf in 1970?

Jo Siffert, who was driving a Gulf Porsche 917 for John Wyer’s team, had a clear lead when he popped out of fourth gear after the tenth hour and then over-revved the engine. At this point, Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood took over the lead in a 917 entered by Porsche Salzburg.

How many Porsche 917 are there?

Porsche 917

Porsche 917 Porsche 917 K
Manufacturer Porsche AG
Production 1969–1970 (917) 25 built 1970–1971 (917 K) 12 built
Assembly Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, West Germany
Designer Hans Mezger

How fast is a Porsche 917?

Powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9, or 5 liters, the 917/30 Can-Am variant was capable of 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 2.3 seconds and 0–124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.3 seconds….Porsche 917.

Porsche 917 Porsche 917 K
Wheelbase 2,300 mm (90.6 in)
Length 4,780 mm (188.2 in) 4,120 mm (162.2 in) (917 K)

When did the Porsche 917 first win Le Mans?

Porsche 917. The Porsche 917 is a sports prototype race car developed by German manufacturer Porsche. The 917 gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971.

What was the purpose of the Porsche 917K?

The 917K models were generally used for the shorter road courses such as Sebring, Brands Hatch, Monza and Spa-Francorchamps. The big prize for Porsche however, was Le Mans. For the French circuit’s long, high speed straights, the factory developed special long tail bodywork that was designed for minimum drag and thus highest maximum speed.

How did Porsche win the Le Mans race in 1969?

With less than ten months to go before the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Porsche set out to design the new car, which represented the single biggest step in their racing history. Porsche’s strategy of gradual development had served them very well in the past, but Piech understood more was needed now to finally clinch the overall victory.

When was the 40th anniversary of the Porsche 917?

In 2017 the car driven by McQueen in the film was sold at auction for $14m, a record price for a Porsche. For the 40th anniversary of the 917 in 2009 Porsche held a special celebration at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (3–5 July).