Porsche 917 from the early 1970s depending on the series could have 1,100 hp and hit 240 mph, that’s why this old Porsche could obliterate today’s race cars. The 917/30 Can-Am variant was capable of a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 2.3 seconds, 0–124 mph (200 km/h) in 5.3 seconds it was something from another planet on those days.
917/30 variant, the final official iteration of the 917, is perhaps the most powerful sports racing car to have ever existed. Porsche had all-new bodywork, and the twin-turbocharged engine was bored out to 5.4 liters giving it 1100–1580 horsepower, depending on the state of tune. These cars dominated Can-Am racing so easily that the series lost popularity in the United States. A total of six chassis were built.
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