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GT racing, hill climbs, rallying, Le Mans; road-going Porsches owe a lot to the successes and failures of their racing cars. seeing it documented from early on in their existence gives us an idea of how they went about it.

king rose archives
 
 

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documentation of Porsche's beginnings are rare and it's thanks to firms like King Rose Archives to not only preserve history, but rekindle the memories of those who witnessed it first hand.
 
 

el jefe

this number 23 red and white Porsche Salzburg liveried 917 driven in the pouring rain by Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood came in first overall at Le Mans, 1970.

although a handful to pilot, the Kurzheck (short tail) design was found to give more aerodynamic stability maintaining down force with less drag at higher top speeds; a complete departure from the nearly uncontrollable Langheck (long tail). just watching this beast fire up leaves one in awe...imagine watching it being driven-