- Kremer K8 Spyder

The Kremer K8 Spyder, along with its predecessor, the CK7, were open-cockpit prototypes built by Kremer Racing for use in multiple sportscar series, such as the IMSA GT Championship, Interserie, and International Sports Racing Series. The cars shared many components from the retired Porsche 962 and would eventually go on to win the 24 Hours of Daytona and several championships. Development CK7 During 1992, Kremer Racing had abandoned the World Sportscar Championship due to heavy costs brought on by the new engine formula which had gone into effect in 1991. The racing company therefore turned to the smaller Interserie championship, which continued to allow Kremer's 962CK6s to compete alongside a wide variety of machinery. However, teams in the Interserie at the time were opting more and more for open-cockpit Formula One or CART-based machines with bodywork attached to them for more downforce. This left the closed-cockpit prototypes like the 962CK6 at a disadvantage due to their [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 964

Porsche 964 Manufacturer Porsche Also called Porsche 911 Porsche Carrera Production 1989–1994 62,172 built Assembly Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Predecessor Porsche 911 Carrera Successor Porsche 993 Class Sports car Body style 2-door coupe 2-door convertible 2-door targa Layout RR layout R4 layout Engine 3.6 L H6 3.8 L H6 Transmission 4-speed automatic 5-speed manual Wheelbase 89.4 in (2,271 mm) Length 168.3 in (4,275 mm) Width 65.0 in (1,651 mm) American Roadster: 69.9 in (1,775 mm) Height 1989-1991: 52.0 in (1,321 mm) 1992-93: 51.6 in (1,311 mm) The Porsche 964 is the company's internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. It featured significant styling revisions over previous versions of the 911, most prominently the more integrated bumpers (fenders), although it was still obviously a 911. It was the first generation of 911 to be offered with Porsche's optional [read more...]

- Porsche Carrera Cup

Porsche Carrera Cup (sometimes abbreviated PCC) is a number of one-make sports car racing series competed with Porsche 911 Carreras, including the following: Championships International Porsche Supercup Porsche Carrera World Cup Regional Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Australian Carrera Cup Championship Porsche Carrera Cup France Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Porsche Carrera Cup Italy Porsche Carrera Cup Japan Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia (Nordic countries) Champions Season Carrera Cup Germany Carrera Cup France Supercup Carrera Cup GB Australian Carrera Cup Carrera Cup Asia Carrera Cup Japan Carrera Cup Scandinavia Carrera Cup Italy 1986 Joachim Winkelhock Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held 1987 Roland Asch René Metge 1988 Roland Asch André Bourdon 1989 Roland Asch Michel Maisonneuve 1990 Olaf Manthey Michel Maisonneuve 1991 Roland Asch Jean-Pierre [read more...]

- Porsche 908

Porsche 908 Porsche 908/3 of 1971 Manufacturer Porsche Production 1968–1971 Predecessor Porsche 907 Successor Porsche 936 Class 1966-71: Group 6 Prototype-Sports Car 1972-75: Group 5 Sports Car 1976-81: Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Car Body style Coupé Spyder Layout RMR layout Engine 3.0 I flat 8 2.1 l turbocharged flat 6 Length 4,839 mm (190.5 in) Curb weight 650 kg (1,400 lb) The Porsche 908 was a racing car from Porsche, introduced in 1968 to continue the Porsche 906/Porsche 907/Porsche 910 series of models designed under Ferdinand Piech. As the FIA had announced rule changes for Group 6 Prototype-Sports Cars limiting engine displacement to 3000 cc, as in Formula One, Porsche designed the 908 as the first Porsche sports car to have an engine with the maximum size allowed. The previous Porsche 907 only had a 2200 cc flat-8 engine with 270 hp. The new 3 litre Flat-8 engine produced initially 257 kW (350 hp) at 8400 rpm, as well as some teething [read more...]

- Porsche 914-6 GT

Porsche 914-6 GT Manufacturer Porsche Production 1970 – 1972 Predecessor Porsche 912 Successor Porsche 924 Class Sports car Body style Targa Coupe Layout Mid engined Engine 2.0 L flat-6 Related Porsche 914 The Porsche 914-6 GT was a race car built and sold collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche. History The Porsche 914 was introduced in September 1969 as a collaborative effort between Porsche and Volkswagen to produce a sporty car. The car they came up with was a mid-engined vehicle with seating for two and featured a targa top. A 4-cylinder boxer engine provided the power. Volkswagen needed a vehicle to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia while Porsche was looking for another option to add to their line up. The 914 in Europe were badged as Volkswagen/Porsche, while all 914's sold in North America were sold as Porsches. The car sits very low and the suspension was a combination of a 911-type torsion bar front suspension with a rear coil spring suspension. The [read more...]

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