Magnesium crankcase split along its centreline. The traditional Le Mans test weekend took place on the weekend of April 4 , the making its public circuit debut. Rindt won in a Lotus 49B Ford…. Porsche KG 4 th On 12 March a was displayed at the Geneva Motor show with a price tag of DM, a fraction of the cars development costs.

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So Porsche surprised everyone- until then they had built class contenders rather than outright cars, and even then it was not thought possible to build a 5 litre air-cooled engine, to that time a Porsche specialty.

Commonsense prevailed from a safety perspective. Porsche Audi Division 4 th Ally tube frames on floor visible. Porsche would not have had the ready to race in had they not anticipated the rule changes for which were only announced by the CSI in October The cars above were displayed for inspection at the factory to the CSI on 20 April, Ferdinand Piech cheekily offered the CSI inspectors the opportunity to drive any of the machines to prove they were complete and running, the offer was declined.

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Kurt Ahrens Jr. – Wikipedia

Stability of the cars was critical, front spoilers were fitted and a ingenious setup of mobile rear flaps connected with the rear suspension in such a way that if the suspension was compressed the flaps would create an aerodynamic force to raise the tail whilst if the suspension was extended, the flaps would angle up to push the tail down.


Both short and long tails and were interchangeable, with the latter mph on the Mulsanne Straight was reached in Kurt was on Goodyears, finishing 12th in a one off drive on home turf.

The suspension was largely set up at the Nurburgring- long suspension travel, plenty of camber change and tyres of a rounded tread section were necessary for performance there. Von Frankenberg accepted and Arundell undertook a solo re run, duly beating his original time. The original body in all its glory.

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At Sachsenring on 30th August he took second to Curt Lincoln then finished the year with a win at Bautzen on rzcing September. In he drove a third works Brabham at the German event.

Porsche Konstruktionen Salzburg 1 st As a consequence, Kurt Ahrens was disqualified for six months together with Gerhard Mitter.

Gardner was a noted test and development driver, Porsche were keen to get his views on changes to make the car competitive. Vic Elford qualified his car second, co-driven by Richard Attwood, the car led the race for 20 hours and did laps- enough for 9th place, the car was not running at the finish having withdrawn with a cracked bellhousing.


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Car Drivers Entrant Result 7. Whilst a short tail K won the Austrian Km race against weak shrens, other than at Le Mans the cars were still uncompetitive. The team stayed on in Austria to test improvements to the car after its victory. Its a LH spec note front trim wings but lack of adjustable wing flaps rear.

At the time they built thea Group 6 car, the minimum production number for homologation into Group 5 was 50 cars not 25, so he arcing be somewhat forgiven for not being able to read the minds of the rule-makers, then as now unpredictable. Starting grid Osterreichring Km Fettling the at Le Mans test weekend. Car Drivers Entrant Result 2.


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No time to admire the scenery for Gardner! Shot included to show the changes made to the cars body work very late in ; different door line, no exhaust exits aft of the doors, wedge shape and Lola inspired rear deck. He repeated the success in after the season was spoiled by a ban. Variety of racinf to wings interesting, checkout that crowd and the el-casual vantage points. Photo courtesy Guenter Geyler.

The first public on circuit appearnace of the was at the Le Mans test weekend in early April Work started on the design of the in JulyPorsche were convinced they could build a car down to the class minimum weight limit of Kg based on the which was lbs lighter than their Alfa, Matra and Ferrari 3 litre rivals.

He also took part in touring car events at the wheel of a Fiat and in the course of the next few years he raced in Formula 2, taking part in three German Grand Prix in the F2 class.

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