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It was sold back to Brumos in where it has remained ever since. With Ferrari absent in , mainly Porsche s and Ford P68s were entered there, with the Ford being a total failure. The Porsche is one of the most important racecars of all time with achievements like bringing Porsche its first ever victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and having a starring role in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans. It then remained in storage until when it was purchased by Group Convector of Sweden. Redman and Ahrens were doing only one lap at a time before, they each did 10 laps and were satisfied with the improved performance.

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The Danish car magazine Bilen in a article details how Grossmann bought the frame and other components in for 20, DM, porsxhe it and then modified it examples: InGunnar Racing began the process of getting the vehicle ready for the track for the very first time. Powered by the Type flat engine of 4. One L is known to have been destroyed L – J. Martini’s LH came in 2nd. Only three Ls survive and each is on display in a museum: Nevertheless, factory driver Vic Elford had found the car’s ultimate speed an advantage enough over its still questionable handling in the braking and cornering sections of Le Mans.


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None of the early specification s are known to have porschee with this bodywork – all being converted at a later stage to the vastly improved spec Kurzheck or Langheck specifications.

The L was significantly developed from the initial car. Fastest qualifying lap, fastest in-race lap, highest top speed, and longest distance covered. Soon after the start the poor handling of the and the inexperience of one of the drivers resulted in drama: A new prototype, the PBwas presented and entered by the factory in several races.

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The Porsche technical team turned out ready to do some serious panelwork on the coupe and in order to make a comparison, brought along the Can-Am PA Spyder. Ina variant of the K appeared with a less upswept tail and vertical fins, and featured the concave rear deck that had proved so effective on the version of the L.

In JuneEnzo Ferrari sold half of his stock to FIATand used some of that money to build 25 cars powered by a 5-litre V12 in order to compete with the Porsche Of the two, only the Martini car L is known to exist outside the factory collection: The K was further developed for the season, and the car had vertical fins and 2 airboxes on the tail section for better aerodynamics and cooling.

The tail was clean—the lack of dead gnats indicated that the air was not flowing over the tail. Driven by 917l lead driver Mark Donohueit made the pole position for the 24 Hours of Daytona and finished third despite an accident that required almost an hour in the pits. Later inPolak would make a copy of the body panels needed to compete the car.


The significance of downforce for racing was not yet fully realized although Can-Am and F1 cars were using wings by that time. I and the newer Lola T70 coupe.

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;orsche Built from a mix of Porsche sourced spares and a porssche Kremer built spaceframe with extra stiffening. Was sold as a kit set to Vasek Polak in Restored by a dealer in porschhe This was quickly converted into a ‘production’ design back at Porsche and the K Kurzheck made its public debut at the season opening Daytona 24 Hours.

Init was retired back to Porsche AG. There are at least eleven variants of the The was also the only championship winning car in Can Am not to be powered by Chevrolet. The Porsche is one of the most important racecars of all time with achievements like bringing Porsche its first ever victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and having a starring role in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans. In fact, there were two. Archived from the original on 6 May

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