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. The 908/03 Spyder sports prototype tips the scales at 545 kilograms. Like in the 909 Bergspyder from 1968, the differential is mounted behind the gearbox, with the gearbox, engine and driver moved to the front, resulting in a very good weight distribution. In 1970, the 908/03 Spyder wins both the Sicilian classic and the Nürburgring 1,000 kilometres. Another victory follows on the Nürburgring in 1971, however two accidents and a puncture thwart the charge of the 908/03 Spyders at the Targa Florio. Porsche wins the World Championship for Makes both years. Twelve 908/03 Spyders are built by the factory. The car exhibited here finishes second at the 1970 Targa Florio piloted by Leo Kinnunen/Pedro Rodriguez behind the winning sister vehicle driven by Jo Siffert/Brian Redman.

Model Year: 1970
Engine: 8-cyl. flat
Displacement: 2,997 cc
Power Output: 257 kW (350 hp)
Weight: 545 kg
Top speed: 275 km/h

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