Porsche 917 / 20 Supersprint Nürburgring (diecast 1:43, Dingler)

  • Porsche 917 / 20 Supersprint Nürburgring (from 1974)
  • Dingler
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • Pink Pig
  • ebay Buy It Now
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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History and Background of the Porsche 917/20

The original model of the Porsche 917/20 was developed by Porsche as a unique prototype and made its debut in 1971 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Porsche 917/20 was part of the famous 917 series produced from 1969 to 1971. This generation of the 917 was developed by engineer Hans Mezger. With its aerodynamic body and iconic livery, this vehicle quickly earned the nickname "Pink Pig." The special look and innovative technology made the car famous worldwide, making it an icon in motorsport. The 917/20 was a blend of the short and long tail versions of the other 917 variants, creating a unique aerodynamic design. The Porsche 907 served as the predecessor to the 917 and laid the foundation for its development and technological advancements.

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Technical Specifications and Special Features of the Porsche 917/20

The Porsche 917/20 was equipped with a 4.9-liter 12-cylinder engine that delivered approximately 600 hp. The vehicle had a top speed of around 360 km/h (224 mph), making it one of the fastest race cars of its time. Besides the exceptional engine performance, the chassis was particularly noteworthy. The lightweight construction and advanced aerodynamics – developed under the guidance of Norbert Singer – ensured both high speeds and outstanding cornering stability. The combination of lightweight construction and advanced suspension tuning gave the Porsche 917/20 an edge on tracks with fast, tight corners.

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Success on the Race Track

The Porsche 917/20 achieved a less impressive result at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans despite its unique design and high expectations due to technical issues that forced the car to retire. Nevertheless, the model attracted attention and remains a highlight in motorsport history. Drivers like Reinhold Joest and Willibald Kauhsen are closely associated with this model, as they piloted the car in various races, increasing the recognition of the 917/20. Despite the challenges faced, the 917/20 serves as a significant reminder of Porsche's innovative spirit and technical daring.

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The Special Design and Its Significance

The livery of the Porsche 917/20 is distinctive and significantly contributes to the cult status of the vehicle. The pig-themed design with various meat cuts and the iconic pink colors was a humorous reference to the car's rounded shape. Important sponsor logos like Shell and Martini Racing are prominently displayed on the bodywork. This livery garnered worldwide attention and shaped the image of the car significantly. The pig design was a playful nod to brutish speed, giving this Porsche model an extra character boost.

The Beauty and Execution of the Model Car

The 1/43 scale miniature of the Porsche 917/20 by Dingler is particularly attractive to collectors, offering a detailed and precise replica of the original. Crafted from high-quality diecast, this model represents the remarkable details of the original in an impressive way. The clear pink paint and the fine black lines depicting the pig design are accurately reproduced. The logos of Shell and other sponsors are also visible, adding extra realism. Special attention is given to replicating the headlights, grille, and intricate paintwork, making the model incredibly authentic. Collectors like Modelly member "Alexroar98" appreciate this miniature for its accurate representation and premium craftsmanship that captures the character and charm of the original car.


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