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Video: The Racing Story Of The Porsche 917

By   August 1, 2013

Porsche 917

Porsche 917

Porsche and racing go hand and hand. The German performance car maker has a history of being one of the most successful companies when it comes to winning races. Many great racing machines have been made by the company, but none is more legendary than the Porsche 917. This was a car that in the late ’60s and early ’70s could go from 0 to 124 mph in 5.3 seconds and keep going to just over 240 mph.

This video is about the history of the 917 and how it was such an incredible car. It features interviews with people involved in racing the car including legendary racing driver, Derek Bell. It contains some great vintage racing footage and gives a sense of what the car was like to drive.

The video is for the “Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed” exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The exhibit will have two 917s including a 16 cylinder car that was never raced, but was developed by Porsche as a possible next generation car.

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