- Porsche 901

Porsche 901 was the name originally intended for the Porsche 911. By the early 1960s, Porsche project design numbers had reached into the 800s. For instance, Porsche's 1962 F1 model was called Porsche 804. At the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (Frankfurt Motor Show) in Frankfurt in September 1963, Porsche presented its successor to the Porsche 356 as the 901. It took several more months until the cars were manufactured for sale to customers. Between 14 September and 16 November 1964, 82 cars were built and the 901 was presented in October at the 1964 Paris Auto Salon. There, French car maker Peugeot objected to Porsche using any three digit number where the middle number was 0, asserting ownership of the naming rights in key markets, and having already sold many models with that scheme. So, Porsche simply replaced the middle 0 with a 1, and called the car Porsche 911. Officially the 901s already constructed were used for testing and for exhibitions, and Porsche sold none to [read more...]

- Porsche 917

The Porsche 917 is a racecar that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9, or 5 litres, the 917/30 variant was capable of a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 2.3 seconds, 0–124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, and a top speed of over 240 mph (390 km/h). There are 6 variants of the 917. The original version had a long tail(917LH), but had considerable handling problems at high speed. The Gulf team had then experimented with a shorter tail, and solved the handling problems at the expense of some top speed Porcshe adopted these changes into the 917K. These versions produced around 620 bhp. There is also the "Pink Pig" version, modified 917K with the 908 rear spoilers and the Turbo'ed spyder 917/10 /20 /30's. In the 1973 Can-Am series, the turbocharged version Porsche 917/30 developed over 1,100 bhp (820 kW), and as much as 1,580 bhp (1,180 kW) in qualifying tune. The 917 is one of the most [read more...]

- Porsche 695

The Porsche 695, also known as the T7 prototype, is an automobile from Porsche. It was a prototype made in 1961 and later became the Porsche 911. The front end is very similar to the 911, but the rear is somewhat different. The 695 was developed from the Porsche 356 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, and has a wheelbase that is 100 mm (3.9 in) longer (up to 300 mm (11.8 in) longer in early designs). It has a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). · · Porsche road car timeline, 1960–present Type 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Roadster Sports car 912 924 Boxster (986) Boxster (987) 356 914 944 968 Cayman (987) 911 series 911 911 / 930 911 (964) 911 (993) 911 (996) 911 (997) GT 928 Luxury car Panamera (970) Supercar 959 911 GT1 Carrera GT (980) SUV Cayenne (955) Cayenne (957) Cayenne (958) Concept cars 356/1 · 114 · [read more...]

- Porsche GT3 Cup Brasil

The Porsche GT3 Cup Brasil is the first ever one-make championship of Porsche in South America. Was first disputed in 2005 and follows the same formula used in the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup championships held around the world. The championship The championship organization is supported by the Motorsport division of Porsche AG together with their Brazilian representative, Stuttgart Sportcar, and is divided in two classes of competition: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, that uses the same cars of the European series; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) with 3.6 liters, flat-6 naturally-aspirated engines that produce 420 bhp (310 kW) and 420 N·m.; Porsche GT3 Cup Light, that uses Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 996) cars with a less-powerful engine. Champions Season Challenge Champion Light Champion 2005 Beto Posses 2006 Xandy Negrão 2007 Ricardo Baptista 2008 Miguel Paludo 2009 Miguel Paludo  ? 2010 Ricardo Rosset  ? · · Porsche Carrera Cup [read more...]

- Porsche 906

The Porsche 906 or Carrera 6 was the last street-legal racing car from Porsche. It was announced in January 1966 and 50 examples were subsequently produced, thus meeting the homologation requirements of the FIA's new Group 4 Sports Car category to the letter. The type would also compete in modified form in the Group 6 Sports Prototype class. A successor to the Porsche 904, and designed under Ferdinand Piëch's new regime at Porsche R&D, the 906 replaced the boxed steel structure of the 904 which used the fiberglass body for extra structural strength with a tubular space frame and unstressed fiberglass body. The fiberglass itself was laid up by hand, producing consistent results, instead of the uneven spraying technique used on the 904. The result was a car that weighed 580 kg (1,300 lb), approximately 250 lb (113 kg) lighter than the 904/6 (the 6-cylinder 904). The engine regularly fitted was the 901/20 6-cylinder lightweight racing engine with 220 hp and carburetors, [read more...]

- 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship season Previous: 2007 Next: 2011 The 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Cars. The championship, which was contested over nine rounds across five different states, began on 21 February 2008 at the Clipsal 500 and finished on 26 October at the Gold Coast Indy 300. It was the sixth and last Australian Carrera Cup Championship until the 2011 season. Craig Baird dominated the series, winning 14 of the series 25 races and the New Zealander driving for Fitzgerald Racing became the first driver to win the series twice, adding to his 2006 championship win. West Australian Dean Fiore was the runner up for Sonic Motor Racing, taking four wins and dominating the Mount Panorama round. Third was David Russell in the Sherrin Motor Sport car. The most dramatic moment of the season was when category managers Sherrin Motor Sport collapsed, leaving the series briefly in [read more...]

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