Meet the legend
There was an authentic Porsche 917K (#024) at auction at Gooding & Company, in Pebble Beach, for an estimated $13 to $16 million.
If you could not bid on the 917K at Pebble Beach, Patrick Motorsports has the next best opportunity - and it will only happen once.
The 917 went on to claim clear victories at Brands Hatch, Monza, Daytona, Spa, the Nürburgring, the Targa Florio, Watkins Glen, and at the Österreichring in Austria.
The season's greatest achievement came in June when the 917 took the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car won 9 of 10 races that year to secure the World Championship of Makes trophy.
The following year, the 917 had its way all over again. The car defended its world trophy in 1971 by winning 8 of 10 races and once again won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Only 65 Porsche 917s were ever built, seven exist in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, while many others are hidden away by wealthy collectors all over the world. Whenever a Porsche 917 pops up for sale, it tends to command sky high premiums (approaching $16 million) at auctions due to their prestigious history - and still inspire awe over their power today.
The 3.8L crankshaft with connecting rods & GT2 oil pump
917 3.8L short block contains Pauter Rods (ENG 993 230 580 1270F) and Cylinder head studs (ENG 993 101 170 53)
Mahle Motorsports head work, with dual inlets. (ENG PS102-022)
Custom fuel cell developed by Fuel Safe & Patrick Motorsports.
Uses Bosch 044 Fuel pump (PN: FUE 993 620 104 80 044 BOS)
917 3.8L camshaft sync
Power is mated to a mid engine 915 transaxle, with our transaxle oil cooler system (PN: TRA 901 OIL CLK PMS)
917 915 trans oil cooler layout
917 oil tank & filter layout, with oil breather catch tank.
Mahle piston & cylinder set featuring an 11.4:1 Compression Ratio - 102mm Bore / 107mm Sleeve - 3.8L using (ENG PS102-022)
Pauter Rods, & 12 Pack Coil Mount for Denso 580's
917 right side stainless steel exhaust header bottom
917 right side stainless steel exhaust header top side
917 LMK on our DynoJet XLC224 receiving a little dyno time, and dialing in the 3.8L MoTeC system
The body was built and purchased from Kraftwerkz, part of a limited run.
Built for long, hard days at the track. Patrick Motorsports displays their finest work.
Alcantara seats, race harnesses, and DOT / SCCA / NASA approved Safecraft fire safety system (SAF LT10AAA)
& electrical master disconnect switch.
Unmatched craftsmanship and attention to detail. The 917 Tribute sits just 36.22" tall. Nearly 10" shorter than a Carrera GT.
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