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Porsche 917 Racing Legends Pack - HEEL TREAD Socks

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Porsche 917 Racing Legends Pack - HEEL TREAD Socks

 

The 917 is often referred to as "the best race car ever". It is universally revered as one of the most successful racing cars of all time and its certainly the most famous ever built by Porsche - which, given porsche's history - is already telling. Debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1969 and became a dominant race car, especially at Le Mans and it was the 917 that gave Porsche its first overall victory in the famous 24-hour race.

The 917 was developed by chief engineer Hans Mezger, but it was Ferdinand Piëch who insisted on a "powerful engine", and although under time pressure Mezger did not disappoint. The car was fast. Faster than anything Porsche had ever tested on the track. The 4.5 flat-12 engine - based on two flat-6 2.25 Porsche engines - was a monster with a heart-stopping acceleration and good for top speeds of more than 300 km/h (186 mph).

Unfortunately, the chassis and aerodynamics were not up-to-par and the car was still - to say the least - far from competitive, according to reports from drivers driving the 917 was a more than hellish chore.

After a rough season of trial and error, they finally got it right. The 917K's change to a short-tailed bodywork increased the handling of unguided projectile to laser-guided missile and in the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans Team Salzburg's #23 car in the pouring rain with Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood finally achieved the first overall victory.

Porsche repeated the Le Mans victory in 1971 with it a total distance record that was only improved in 2010.

Over the following years many iterations of 917 continued to race successfully and laid the groundwork for a series of endurance racers that would dominate the sport for decades.

Here are four of the most notorious liveries.

80% combed cotton, 17% polyamide, 3% elastane.
The socks are knitted seamlessly.

Washing inside out (up to 40ºC / 100ºF). Not in the dryer, ironing, bleaching or chemical cleaning.

Specification Description
Weight 0,5 Kg
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