The Porsche 917 is more than just a race car. It is the basis of the myth Porsche at Le Mans. With the Porsche 917 K the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer first won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, won there first overall victory. Moment, we have not recently read in this blog? However, since the small-series Label CMR recently brought a brilliant model car 1:43 scale for this model. But now it is the French from Norev that set the unforgettable race car a real monument. Or four. So, for a a set of three models with the start numbers 20, 21 and 22 and an obtainable only modelissimo and ck-modelcars.de special model of the Porsche 917 K Upgraded Version; all manufactured in 1:18 scale and made of die-cast zinc. Functional parts such as opening doors and hoods, there is not, but the collector will receive a high quality of workmanship and lots of details.
How it all began: The Porsche 917
Yes, a few days is the presentation of the Porsche 917 already back. The race car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and Accessories of the year 1969th Throughout its production period it should increase in many variants, win with short and long tail, as a coupe or an open Spyder race around the world and to performance. But first, a look at the beginning: Porsche discovered the World Sportscar Championship as activity for itself, after the international motor sports authority FIA up sat the capacity limit for sports prototypes from 3.0 to 5.0 liters and the required minimum number built production cars from 50 to 25 belittled. Porsche then could not be sure of being able to the required number of items sell well and went - driven by the then Director of Development - Ferdinand Piëch - the 917 is a high risk one.
Together with his engineer Horst Mezger Piëch managed to design 917 in less than one year and to build; although in the initial survey by the FIA ??all vehicles required for homologation were not roadworthy. When driving a twelve-cylinder engine should serve, center output. But the aerodynamics was lacking - until the collaboration with Team John Wyer Automotive Engineering should lead to solutions that resolve these issues in the second year of use of the 917th The engine was there with its 442 kW / 600 hp from the 4.5 enlarged to 4.9-liter displacement in its third stage. The peak power reached the positioned by a drive above the fan wheel and thus air-cooled engine at 8,400 rpm. Which brings us back in the models of Norev, since taking the role models of the 24-hour race in Le Mans in 1970 as a model that started John Wyer.
The model car in check
Norev Norev would not, if you do not also shaping the body of the Porsche 917 would have extremely carefully considered in Vaulx-en-Vaulin. The contours and lines, the air intakes, the overall appearance of the model is exactly the same with the models. The set of three includes model cars with the aforementioned start numbers which were driven by drivers Joseph "Jo" Siffert, Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez, Leo Kinnunen, David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood. The prototypical covered headlamps and the transparent-red tail lights are Modelling at the highest level, the paint without reason for complaint. The prints match the now usual, very high handling standard. At the rear of the collector can the Porsche 917 look something under the skirt, study the details of space frame and suspension. Perfect in its finishes in the interior - great compliment to Norev Porsche and licensors.
Porsche at Le Mans in 1970
The set of three is to have under the article number 187584 for fabulously cheap 149.95 Euro; the limited edition of 2,000 copies, only modelissimo and ck-modelcars.de available special model under the number CK30746 for 59.95 euros. The 38th 24 Heures du Mans, the 38e Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans, was from 13 to 14 June 1970 held at the Circuit des 24 Heures. Won the Porsche 917 K with the number 23 in red and white Salzburg paint, used by Team Porsche KG Salzburg and driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood. After 343 laps, the winning team had covered 4607.810 kilometers with an average speed of 191.992 kilometers per hour. Number 25 was also a 917 K: Vic Elford drove with him to the pole with 3.19.080 minutes, or 242.685 kilometers per hour. That was the first overall victory weekend in Le Mans; 17 more were to follow.
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