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Porsche 917

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The Porsche 917: A Racing Revolution

The Birth of a Speed Demon

Imagine a car so fast and so powerful that it changed the world of racing forever. That’s exactly what happened in 1969 when Porsche unveiled the 917. This wasn’t just any race car; it was a technological marvel that would go down in history as one of the greatest racing machines ever built.

Porsche, a company already known for its high-performance sports cars, was on a mission: to win the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race. They had been trying for years, but victory had always slipped through their fingers. Enter the Porsche 917, a car designed with one goal in mind—to be the fastest on the track.

Designing a Dream

The Porsche 917’s design was revolutionary. It was built to be incredibly lightweight, using materials like magnesium for the frame and a special type of plastic for the body. But what really set the 917 apart was its engine. Porsche engineers developed a 12-cylinder engine that could produce an astonishing 580 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful race cars of its time.

Another groundbreaking feature was its aerodynamics. The 917 had a sleek and low shape, which allowed it to cut through the air with minimal resistance. This design was not only about speed but also stability, ensuring that the car could handle the high speeds it was capable of reaching.

Dominating the Track

The Porsche 917 made its debut in 1969, but it was the 1970 and 1971 racing seasons that cemented its legacy. The car dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the race both years. It wasn’t just the victories that were impressive, but how they were achieved. The 917 broke speed records and outperformed every other car on the track, earning it a legendary status in the racing world.

Cultural Impact

The success of the Porsche 917 went beyond the racetrack. It became a symbol of engineering excellence and innovation, showcasing what was possible when pushing the boundaries of technology. The car also captured the public’s imagination, appearing in movies and becoming a star in its own right. Perhaps its most famous appearance was in the film “Le Mans” starring Steve McQueen, which featured the 917 in all its glory.

Fun Facts

  • Record Breaker: The Porsche 917 is known for setting a new lap record at Le Mans that stood for decades.
  • Colourful History: The 917 was often painted in bright and unique color schemes, making it one of the most recognizable race cars in the world.
  • A Collector’s Dream: Today, the Porsche 917 is a highly sought-after collector’s item, with some models selling for millions of dollars at auction.

Legacy of Speed

The Porsche 917 is remembered not just as a race car but as a milestone in automotive history. It pushed the limits of what was possible, both in terms of technology and performance. Its legacy lives on, inspiring engineers and racers to dream big and go fast. For anyone who loves cars and racing, the Porsche 917 represents the pinnacle of speed and the spirit of competition.

In the end, the Porsche 917 was more than just a car; it was a revolution on wheels, a testament to the power of innovation and the relentless pursuit of victory.

Dimensions 20 × 25 × 3 cm
Colour

Black

Size

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Fit

Regular Fit

Regular FitSMLXL2XL3XL

Chest

96cm100cm104cm108cm114cm120cm
Chest34cm42cm43cm47cm48cm52cm

Under Arm

46cm47cm47cm48cm49cm50cm
Back Length70cm70cm72cm74cm75cm76cm

Slim Fit

Slim FitSMLXL2XL3XL

Chest

90 cm94 cm98 cm102 cm110 cm118 cm
Shoulder42 cm45 cm48 cm50 cm52 cm57 cm

Under Arm

39 cm41 cm44 cm49 cm50 cm50 cm
Back Length61 cm64 cm70 cm73 cm77 cm77 cm

To confirm your size as per the charts, use the following guide:

Chest

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Shoulder

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Under Arm

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Back Length

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