MODEL OF SUCCESS
Such is Porsche’s rich racing heritage, the number 23 917K of 1970 is just one of the marque’s many Le Mans winners. But thanks to its so-called ‘Salzburg’ red-and-white flowing livery, it’s surely one of the most striking. Raced to victory that year by Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann, it’s remarkable to reflect that the car achieved 384kph using late 1960s technology. As it happens, the 1970 victory was also the first of many outright Le Mans wins for Porsche. You can capture the glory of that win in minute detail with this stunning 1:12 scale model from Minichamps. Just about every element of the race car’s exquisite engineering has been preserved for diecast posterity. Available now for €199.95 from selectionrs.com or roughly £180.