Joined: 7-April 03
Member No.: 30859
I'm a major Porsche fan so obviously there will be a trend. Two race cars and two street cars.
1974 Porsche RSR 3.0 One of the badest racecars ever built.
1973 Porsche 917-30 (the car that killed Can-Am)
"In 1973, Porsche and Penske upped the ante. Donohue's 917/30 had streamlined bodywork and a new 5.4-liter, twin turbocharged, flat-12 motor that produced 810 ft-lb of torque and 1100 hp in race trim (and had seen 1500 hp on the dyno). This was the most powerful road racing car until the turbocharged F1 racers of the mid-1980s. Donohue called the 917/30 'a monument to my career as an engineer and driver.' Porsche won all eight races in 1973. Charlie Kemp and George Follmer won the first two races in 917/10Ks before Donohue and the 917/30 got their act together and won six in a row and the championship. This was the first time that anyone had won six straight Can-Am races." "The 917/30 made one last run before being retired to a museum and occasional historic racing duty. On August 9, 1975, Donohue drove it at the Talladega superspeedway to a World Closed Course Speed Record of 221.120 mph. It had run 250 mph on the straights."