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The most powerfull road/racingcar, but cool...?
The most powerfull road/racingcar, but cool...?
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marcos_eirik
post Feb 14 2005, 03:30 AM
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The 917-30 is a development of the 917-10. It was raced by the Pensky team and regarded as totoally superior to the V8 competition in the Can-Am series in the early 70s. At the time McLaren was dominating Can-Am, but Porsche 917-10 ended that in 1972 and further on with the 917-30 in 1973. It completely blew the american V8 competition of the track. The IMSA executives didn't like it and they banned turbocharging and rewrote the rules in favor of the stock american V8 for the 1974 season.

This car was Porsche's most powerfull car ever. It used the same flat 12 as in the 917 KH (Kurtzheck) but with added twin turbos, which hiked the effect up to 1100 hp (From 610 hp) or up to 1600 hp for sprintraces later in the season. Today it's only used for special occasions and shows like Goodwood Festival of Speed.



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Viper007Bond
post Feb 14 2005, 04:22 AM
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Cool, for a race car that is. But isn't this cool wall for normal cars or am I mistaken?
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post Feb 14 2005, 06:33 AM
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I'll let the boss (clarkma) decide on that one.
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post Feb 14 2005, 10:33 AM
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Ah crap...put the pressure on me eh?

I find that race cars are kinda contrary to the mission of the cool wall, but there's no explicit rule against them and we've had many other race cars posted here, so this should be allowed to stay.
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post Feb 14 2005, 01:47 PM
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1100b-fucking-hp?! In a race car? I'm really underestimating them... I mean... shit, how many laps could that thing last?
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post Feb 14 2005, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE(Phix @ Feb 14 2005, 01:47 PM)
1100b-fucking-hp?! In a race car? I'm really underestimating them... I mean... shit, how many laps could that thing last?

It did last a 24 hours Daytona... They said that was one of the problems. They have been used to 2000 hp nitro dragracer engines, but they only have to last for a 1/4 mile. While this 5-litre unit has to be able to rev up and down its revrange for an entire race, all from 2 hours up tho 24 hours. And stragely it did survive 24 hour racs... After all its "just" about 220 hp/L...
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post Feb 14 2005, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 14 2005, 11:33 AM)
Ah crap...put the pressure on me eh?

I find that race cars are kinda contrary to the mission of the cool wall, but there's no explicit rule against them and we've had many other race cars posted here, so this should be allowed to stay.

Okay, I vote cool then. smile.gif
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post Feb 14 2005, 06:27 PM
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alot of the 1100 bhp cars had manual blowoff valves that could be ajusted for boost by the driver...

so for most of the course you leave it on low boost, and use the torque for accelerating through the corners, then for the straights you dial in the full 1100 bhp and giv'er for 25-30 seconds...the dial it down again

this way you dont waste the engine too soon...but you get the advantage of 1100 bhp when you need it
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post Feb 15 2005, 03:33 AM
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no opinion on it, but ill say cool.
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post Feb 21 2005, 09:18 PM
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Love it biggrin.gif
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post Feb 21 2005, 10:46 PM
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racing porsches !!! woo woo
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post Mar 11 2005, 10:30 PM
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Mmmm that feels nice.
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Ice cold in that "Wow that wall is coming at me pretty damn fast but I'm having way too much fun to slow down now!" kinda way biggrin.gif
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R. Waters
post Mar 13 2005, 07:46 PM
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it was faster than an F1 car at one point on a certain track, I forget which

so it's very cool
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post Mar 13 2005, 08:15 PM
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wow, do you even get turbo lag when the piping that extends from the intake the the end of the exhaust is all of 3 ft with the turbo in the middle?
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post Mar 14 2005, 09:37 AM
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AMONG THE COOLEST CARS EVER MADE...
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post Mar 14 2005, 07:23 PM
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nice fucken bump eh?
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post Mar 15 2005, 06:37 AM
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QUOTE(adio882 @ Mar 14 2005, 07:23 PM)
nice fucken bump eh?

I'll bump your face.
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post Mar 16 2005, 05:50 PM
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that was on hell of a comeback
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post Mar 17 2005, 01:42 PM
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QUOTE(moe89 @ Mar 16 2005, 05:50 PM)
that was on hell of a comeback

I'll comeback your ass with my foot!
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post Mar 21 2005, 02:26 PM
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ewwww......that car (in my opinion) started the bad side of the tuner crowd. It combined the poor furnature color scheme with a big exhaust, a huge wing and a HUMONGOUS turbo!


eh, whatever tickles your fancy.
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