Race cars

Porsche 356 SL

Between 1948 and 1950, Porsche builds 44 type 356/2 coupés in Gmünd, Austria. Thanks to their aluminium body, excellent aerodynamic efficiency and high torsional stiffness, the light alloy coupés prove ideal for competition. ...

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Porsche 550 Spyder

Every Porsche is a race car – following this motto, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen conceives the 550 Spyder in 1954. Featuring a light aluminium body on a flat-welded steel tubular frame, the Spyder tips the scales at just 590 kilograms. ...

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Porsche 550 Spyder

Every Porsche is a race car – following this motto, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen conceives the 550 Spyder in 1954. Featuring a light aluminium body on a flat-welded steel tubular frame, the Spyder tips the scales at just 590 kilograms. ...

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Porsche 718 Formel 2

The 718 Formula 2 is the first open-wheel single-seater designed, built, and raced by Porsche. Up against strong opposition from Cooper, Ferrari and Lotus, Porsche promptly wins the unofficial Formula 2 World Championship in 1960 – the “Coupe des Constructeurs”. ...

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Porsche 718 W-RS Spyder

The 718 W-RS Spyder is unique in many respects. Only one example is built in 1961 for the World Endurance Trophy – hence the “W” in the model designation. The factory runs the car for four years – very likely a longevity record. The mechanics lovingly dub the racer their “Grandma”. ...

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Porsche 804 Formel 1

Rouen-Les-Essarts, a 6.5-kilometre street circuit in the Haute Normandy. On July 8th, 1962 Dan Gurney from America wins the French Grand Prix at the wheel of this Porsche 804 and writes company history. This is the first and by now only world championship victory for a Porsche Formula 1 car. ...

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Porsche 910/6

Joseph Siffert and Hans Herrmann score class victory at the 1967 Daytona 24-hour race at the first outing of the Porsche 910/6. ...

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Porsche 910/8 Bergspyder

With the 910/8 Bergspyder, Porsche explores the limits of lightweight technology in 1967 and 1968 and wins the European Hill Climbing Championship both years. Conventional materials are replaced with titanium, magnesium, aluminium and plastic. ...

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Porsche 908 KH

Up until 1967, Porsche nets innumerable successes in the smaller classes of all major prototype and sports car race series with engines up to 2.2-litres. From 1968, the factory squad targets overall wins in the World Championship. For the top sports prototypes category, the new type 908 is built. ...

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Porsche 908/02 Spyder

In 1969, Porsche wins its first Makes World Championship. On the way to this historic triumph, the 908/02 Spyder – a modified version of the 908 from 1968 – proves virtually unbeatable. ...

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Porsche 908/03 Spyder

In 1970, Porsche is eager to defend the previous year’s title victory in the World Championship for Makes. The light and agile 908/03 Spyder is designed specifically for the Targa Florio and the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, with the 917 campaigned on very fast circuits. ...

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Porsche 917 KH

Porsche finishes the first 917 in March 1969. By mid-month, the groundbreaking racer rocks the Geneva Motor Show. After scrutineering by representatives of the sport’s governing body on April 21 in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, the 917 receives homologation for international racing. ...

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Porsche 917/30 CanAm Spyder

Porsche is the only manufacturer to run turbocharged engines on the twisty street circuits of the 1972 CanAm series and wins the championship with the 917/10 Spyder. In 1973, Porsche goes one step further with the 917/30 Spyder. Its 5. ...

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Porsche 911 Carrera RSR

From the summer of 1972, Porsche develops the 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 as a Grand Touring race car based on the 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The ca. 300 hp and 900 kilogram GT racer scores a commanding victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona early in February 1973. ...

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Porsche 935

Based on the 911 Turbo, Porsche designs the 935 for the 1976 Makes World Championship. The new race car immediately clinches the title and will defend it uninterrupted until 1982. ...

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Porsche 935 2.0 „Baby“

Parallel to pursuing its successful endurance racing campaign with the 935, Porsche takes on the challenge of sprint races in 1977. For the highly competitive and popular German DRM Championship, Weissach develops the 935 “Baby” in just three months. Again, Porsche relies on turbo technology. ...

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Porsche 911 SC Safari

In 1978, the works team fields two 911 SC at the East African Safari Rally. The name of game is to survive 5,000 kilometres of the toughest tracks in sweltering heat and torrential rain. The conditions take their toll: of the 72 starters, 13 reach the finish line. ...

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Porsche 935/78 „Moby Dick“

The first sighting of “Moby Dick” is recorded in 1978 when the Porsche dominates the Silverstone 6 Hours, qualifying two seconds faster than the rest of the world and winning the race seven laps ahead of its closest rival. ...

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Porsche 936/81 Spyder

The decision to fight for overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 1981 is only made in spring. Fast action is imperative. Without much ado, the race department helps themselves to the 1976 and 1977-winning 936 Spyder from the Porsche Museum and gives the prototype a power make-over. ...

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Porsche 924 Carrera GTS

In late 1980, Porsche produces a limited series of 50 particularly sporty versions of the 924 GT. The 924 GTS is intended as a racing and rally version of the transaxle sports car. The engine performance is increased by 35 horsepower. ...

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Porsche 956

Porsche conceives the 956 for the 1982 Le Mans 24-hour race and the Sports Car World Championship. Diffusers generate low pressure under the car which suck the 956 to the track surface. ...

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McLaren-TAG Turbo Typ 2623

From the mid-seventies, Porsche turbo engines set the bench mark in endurance racing. In 1982, the McLaren racing team and the TAG Group holding company commission Porsche to design a turbo motor for Formula 1. The project is given the internal type number 2623. ...

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Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar

With the 959 super sports car, Porsche realises numerous groundbreaking technical solutions in the mid-eighties. Even before the first 959 are delivered to customers, the sports car achieves its first internationally acclaimed victory in motorsport in January 1986. ...

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Porsche CART-Rennwagen Typ 2708

While Porsche is still notching up success with the 962 C in sports car racing and the TAG Turbo as an engine partner of McLaren in Formula One, the factory tackles another major project. ...

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Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup

The 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup is the first near-standard nine-eleven that Porsche develops to campaign in one-make series like the Carrera Cup. A modern race car with the purity of a classic GT, the Carrera 2 Cup is based on the 911 Carrera 2 of 1989, and later on the Carrera RS from 1992. ...

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Porsche RS Spyder

After focusing on GT sport for a number of years, Porsche returns to prototype racing end 2005. The RS Spyder is designed for the Prototype 2 Class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Weissach from a proverbial clean sheet of paper. ...

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Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Customer motorsport enjoys a high status at Porsche. With support from the factory, selected customer teams compete for race victories and championship titles. One such outfit is the Flying Lizard Motorsports team with its headquarters in Sonoma, California. ...

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