Porsche 917 K (diecast 1:43, Solido)

  • Porsche 917 K (from 1971)
  • Solido
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • 7 1 6 0
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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Classic Racing Legend: The Porsche 917 K - A Masterpiece of Engineering

The Porsche 917 K, short for Kurzheck, is one of the most legendary race cars in automotive history. Originally designed by Hans Mezger and developed starting from 1969, the Porsche 917 K was a technical marvel that significantly influenced Porsche's reputation in the motorsport world. Powered by an air-cooled 12-cylinder boxer engine, the car delivered an impressive output of up to 580 horsepower. The car's body was aerodynamically optimized to achieve maximum speed on the long straights of endurance races. The 917 K reached top speeds of over 360 km/h (224 mph), making it ahead of its time.

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Design and Technology: A Look into the Construction of the Porsche 917 K

The Porsche 917 K stood out for its revolutionary monocoque construction, which is a combination of aluminum and glass-fiber-reinforced plastic. This construction ensured a lightweight design while maintaining high rigidity. Impressive were also the sophisticated airflow management and cooling system, which allowed the high-performance engine to perform consistently over long racing distances. The 5-liter engine featured a dry-sump lubrication system that guaranteed a constant oil supply, even during the car's extreme cornering on racetracks. The car's aerodynamic elements, such as the adjustable rear wing and flat front section, minimized air resistance and significantly improved grip.

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Motorsport: Triumphant Successes of the Porsche 917 K

The Porsche 917 K achieved remarkable successes in the world of motorsport. The breakthrough came at the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood secured Porsche's first overall victory. One year later, Helmut Marko repeated this feat, earning another Le Mans triumph for Porsche. The 917 K's dominance in endurance races set new standards and established Porsche as a leading manufacturer in this discipline. The car triumphed in various championships, including the International Championship for Makes, showcasing its superior technology and reliability on tracks worldwide.

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Detailed Miniature: The Solido 1/43 Porsche 917 K

The miniature of the Porsche 917 K shown here, in the 1/43 scale, was crafted by Solido and faithfully reproduces the details of the original. Made of die-cast material, the model impresses with its precise replication of the shapes and lines of the legendary race car. The iconic blue and orange livery with the Gulf logos is characteristic of the race version of the 917 K, famous from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The small yet accurate details like the race number 19 and the sponsor logos of Firestone and Gulf showcase the manufacturers' commitment to accuracy and historical reverence.

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Collector's Item: The Beauty of the 1/43 Scale Model

This model, a standout in the collection of Modelly member "mateonice," showcases the aesthetic and technical mastery of the Solido 1/43 Porsche 917 K. The precise bodywork, carefully applied paintwork, and authentic sponsor logos make this model a valuable piece for collectors of miniature and model car enthusiasts worldwide. The fine details like the aerodynamic wings, realistic wheels, and meticulously replicated interior provide a fascinating representation of the original car, making it an essential addition to any serious collection.


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