Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can Am

Chassis: 917/30-006 

With the 917/30 program coming to an abrupt end at the end of 1973, three of the six designed frames were never completed in period. Chassis 917/30-006 was already at Penske's workshop ready to be built up as one of the 1974 team cars when the Can-Am entry was axed. In 1982 the existing parts were acquired by legendary Porsche dealer Vasek Polak and he set about assembling sufficient parts to complete the car. He finally succeeded in 1995 and shortly after sold the car. Since then it has been regularly raced and is seen here at the 2009 Monterey Historic Races where Porsche was the featured marque.
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photos MoVilla/ and Wouter Melissen 

Configuration 912.52 180º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction magnesium alloy block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 5.374 liter / 327.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.0 mm (3.5 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Eberspacher Turbos
Power 1100 bhp / 821 KW @ 7800 rpm
Torque 1112 Nm / 820 ft lbs @ 6400 rpm
BHP/Liter 205 bhp / liter

Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic body
Chassis aluminium tubular space frame
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers, anti roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Type 920 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive


Francisco J.Pellegrino said...

Paulo, já pensou 1500 hp te empurrando ? fala sério, esta é a verdadeira cadeira elétrica...

MoVilla said...

Chico o chassis 006 produz "sómente" 1100HP."Uma merréca".
Agora, o chassis 002, patrocinado pela SUNOCO, lindaço em azul e amarelo, talvez o Porsche mais famoso da série Cam-AM, chegava perto dos 1300HP.

Parado do jeito que estava, quando tirei estas fotos, já foi o suficiente pra fazer minhas pernas bambas.