Porsche monsters invade Goodwood

Festival of Speed | Press Article 16/04/24

The awe-inspiring Porsche 917, the sports-prototype that dominated the International Championship of Makes during the early 1970s, is being honoured at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Flat-12-engined monster first ventured trackside in 1969 and won the Le Mans 24 Hours a year later. It marked the first outright victory for Porsche in the endurance classic, the marque repeating the feat in 1971. After the model was outlawed following a change of rules regulating engine size, variations on the theme went on to dominate in Can-Am and Interserie. Every possible permutation of 917 is on display or taking to the hill during the Festival weekend, with 1970 Le Mans winner Richard Attwood and 1971 victor Gijs van Lennep among the star drivers making them sing.



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