1 PORSCHE 917/30


This is not just the great­est Penske sports-racer, but one of the finest com­pe­ti­tion cars of all time. Porsche and Penske ended Mclaren’s dom­i­na­tion of Can-am with the rev­o­lu­tion­ary tur­bocharged 917/10 in 1972, and the 1100+bhp 917/30 was the ul­ti­mate it­er­a­tion. Mark Dono­hue, who did much of the de­vel­op­ment work, won six of the eight rounds in ’73 on his way to the crown. Porsche’s dom­i­na­tion led to Can-am rule changes, but there was still time for a closed-cir­cuit land speed record at Tal­ladega in ’75, Dono­hue av­er­ag­ing 221.12mph.

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