Porsche Museum Treasures looks at the 917 Pink Pig

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Porsche 917 Pink Pig
This latest video in the Porsche Museum Treasures series sees Porsche Chief Driving Instructor Gordon Robertson take us for a look around the iconic 917 Pink Pig.

Following the FIA’s announcement of a class of “homologated sports cars” with up to five litres cubic capacity and a minimum weight of 800 kilograms, Ferdinand Piëch supervised the construction of the stipulated 25 units which were completed by April 1969. Technical problems forced the car out of its first three races, but the success story began in august of the same year, following a victorious 1,000-kilometre race at the Österreichring with Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens at the wheel.

The 917/20’s nickname came about thanks to its pink paintwork for the 24 hours race, with names of meat cuts written across it in a similar fashion to a butcher’s carcass diagram, earning it the nickname The Truffelhunter of Zuffenhausen or simply the Pink Pig.

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