Two gauges, some Dymo, a medium-sized tach, a steering wheel with zero buttons: this is how simple the Porsche 917/30’s cockpit was. Then again, with 1,500 hp on tap, maybe it’s best not to multitask.
One of Porsche's entries for the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans was a racing pig. Developed with French help in a quest for harmony between downforce and drag, it was the fastest thing on track. Until dawn on Sunday.
It’s big. It’s fast. It’s held the lap record on the Nürburgring for 27 years. Ready?
The biggest, baddest, meanest Porsche ever made turns 40 today. Happy birthday, Porsche 917.