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Steve McQueen Porsche 917K Brings In $14.08 Million 21
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Pebble Beach, porsche, Porsche 917, Porsche Videos, video on 08 21st, 2017

The 1970 Porsche 917K used in in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans has sold for $14,080,000 at auction over the weekend.
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A Pristine Porsche 917K Gulf Is For Sale And We Desperately Want It 20
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Galleries, Motorsport, porsche, Porsche 917, racing, used cars on 02 20th, 2017

The prototypes that currently compete in the top tier of endurance racing are among the most technologically-advanced vehicles ever conceived but they do lack some of the mystic of their predecessors.
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Steve McQueen Returns To Le Mans In Graphic Novel Form 16
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Le Mans, Movie Cars, Porsche 917, video on 12 16th, 2016

Of all the movies we've seen about cars and racing, Steve McQueen's cult classic Le Mans remains the best. Now it's coming back, but instead of the silver screen, it's resurfaced in the form of a graphic novel – and just in time for the holidays, no less.
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This Convincing Porsche 917K Replica Is A Tempting Buy 23
Posted by Brad Anderson in eBay, Le Mans, Motorsport, porsche, Porsche 917, racing, Replica, used cars on 11 23rd, 2016

In the world of Le Mans 24 Hours race winners, few are as iconic, revered or lusted over quite like the Porsche 917K.
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Let’s Go For A POV Ride In A 1969 Porsche 908 At Laguna Seca 27
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, porsche, Porsche 917, Porsche Videos, racing, video on 08 27th, 2016

Thanks to professional race car driver Gunnar Jeanette making good use of the Porsche 908's 350 HP, we get to see what it's like to drive this legendary machine from the driver's perspective.
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For Sale: One Stunning Gulf Livered Porsche 918 Spyder 11
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hybrids, Le Mans, porsche, Porsche 917, Porsche 918, used cars on 11 11th, 2015

One of the hottest examples of the Porsche 918 Spyder has popped up for sale. The hypercar is currently found in Canada and it wears a gorgeous Gulf Blue and Orange livery on its body, while the standard exterior Acid Green elements were deleted.
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Brian Redman Hustles A Porsche 908/3 Around Laguna Seca 23
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Kurt, porsche, Porsche 908, Porsche 917, Porsche Rennsport Reunion, video on 11 23rd, 2011

Brian Redman hunts down a Porsche 917K.

Brian Redman is a British racing driver who defines the phrase, “been there. done that.” Redman has competed at the highest levels of the sport, in series ranging from Formula 1 through CanAm and Le Mans endurance racing. He’s driven Porsches, McLarens, Coopers, Alfa Romeos, Lotuses, BRMs and Shadows, as well as every sports car you could probably name. He’s in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and he’s got an annual vintage car race at Road America named in his honor.

Porsche’s 908 and 908 Spyder were built to compete in FIA Group 6 competition. Originally designed as a coupe for better aerodynamics, the 908 was later changed to a Spyder (open cockpit) configuration for lighter weight. Despite having noticeably less horsepower than the legendary Porsche 917s (908s made roughly 370 horsepower, versus the 917’s 620 hp), the 908’s lighter weight and smaller size gave them an advantage on tighter racetracks.

The Road & Track video below is worth watching for two reasons: first, there’s no soundtrack, so you can actually hear the 908’s 3.0-liter flat-eight wind out, and second, because you get to see the advantage a light car with less power has over a heavy car with more grunt. Turn up the sound, enlarge the video to full screen, then sit back and enjoy.