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  • Phillip Island - Classic race : Fri, 07 Mar, 2008 - Sun, 09 Mar, 2008
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tdc911 mentioned the PI meeting a few days ago, and Les just sent through this info about one of the cars.

---> http://www.fullboost.com.au/news.php?newsId=1674

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The World’s most powerful sports car – the Porsche 917/30 Spyder developed for the Canadian-American (CanAm) racing series – will be unleashed at the Shannons Phillip Island Classic historic race meeting over the weekend of March 7-9, 2008.

Reputedly producing up to 1580HP (1178kW) in qualifying form and a reliable 1100HP (820kW) in race trim, the spectacular Porsche 917/30 with its 5.4 litre turbocharged 12 cylinder air-cooled engine could reputedly accelerate from 0-100km/h in 1.9 seconds, 0-160km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-320km/h in 10.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 400km/h.

The 1973 CanAm winner and the 917/30’s most famous driver, Mark Donohue, established a closed-circuit record that still stands today, lapping the Talladega oval in Alabama in August 1975 at a speed of 355.85km/h.

The 917/30 coming to Phillip Island from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart is chassis number 917 30 002 – the car in which Donohue dominated Can Am racing and set the speed record.

It will join more than 550 racing, sports and touring cars spanning eight decades of motorsport from the 1920s until the late 1980s in the Phillip Island Classic, which has grown in recent years to become one of the World’s largest historic race meetings.



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Looks like fun - will have to give a proper read of what else is going on there.



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accelerate from 0-100km/h in 1.9 seconds, 0-160km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-320km/h in 10.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 400km/h.


OMFG!!!  :eek:



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Weren't the 917 Porsches that ran at Le Mans able to out qualify an F1 car of its day?






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Wish I could - too busy too poor, pity, looks like a top event too.



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Wish I could - too busy too poor, pity, looks like a top event too.

I think last year's event will be better simply because of the Porsche contingent that was brought out.  Nice to see more Ferraris competing.  To be honest the main reason I'm going is to simply see the 917/30 run.  The fact that it will also be doing parade laps at the GP along with the Veyron and other exotica which I have yet to see has taken a little gloss off this event.  I will still enjoy it though.



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Didn't know the Veyron was doing the GP.  I thought it was logical seeing as it was here, however I heard it was going to be at the motor show for like 3 days and then heading to Dubai.



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Didn't know the Veyron was doing the GP.  I thought it was logical seeing as it was here, however I heard it was going to be at the motor show for like 3 days and then heading to Dubai.

Went to the motorshow for three days, then up to Sydney and back down to Melbourne for the Grand Prix.  I was told it was costing 8000 euros to have it at the grand prix, well worth it.  First time I will see the Aston Martin DBS as well at the GP amongst others.



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