Tag Archives: martini racing



via dedeporsches blog – facebook

1 Comment

Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


Tags: , , , ,

Porsche Press Release – 918 Spyder prototype in attractive Martini Racing design

Prototype Porsche 918 Spyder in Martini Racing design

New edition of a successful partnership

918 Spyder prototype in attractive Martini Racing design

July 31st, 2012 Press Release

Stuttgart. Driving trials of the Porsche 918 Spyder are entering the next phase. A permanent fixture of the test programme for the 918 Spyder – and in the tuning process for all Porsche vehicles – is the 20.8 km long challenging Nürburgring-Nordschleife race circuit. After all, a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative super sports car with a plug-in hybrid drive.

Prototype Porsche 918 Spyder in Martini Racing design

The 918 Spyder combines a high-performance internal combustion engine with electric drives at the rear and front axles to achieve extraordinary driving performance and excellent efficiency. The system power of all three drives together is 770 hp. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is forecast to be only around three litres per 100 km, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of about 70 g/km.

Prototype Porsche 918 Spyder in Martini Racing design

The monocoque, consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), reduces the car’s weight and delivers remarkable rigidity and precision. Other highlights are the car’s fully variable aerodynamics, adaptive rear axle steering and “top pipes” exhaust system which routes the pipes upwards. All of this makes the Porsche 918 Spyder a super sports car for the future, even though the styling of the prototypes is reminiscent of historical models.

Prototype Porsche 918 Spyder in Martini Racing design

The latest test vehicle is now turning laps in the legendary Martini® Racing look of many historic Porsche race cars, particularly from the 1970s. More than nearly any other race car design, the Martini® Racing look quickly attained cult status in those times and is still in vogue today. Martini® was already the official partner of the Porsche factory team between 1973 and 1978.

Back then, the attractively designed “Martini® Porsche” race cars with their numerous victories were a centre of conversation. These victories included finishing first overall at Targa-Florio in 1973, winning the Sports Car World Championship in 1976 and overall victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 1977.

Porsche Typ 917 Kurzheck (“Short Tail”) Coupé (1971)

As early as 1971, a Porsche 917 finished first in the legendary endurance race in Le Mans with the support of Martini®. Whether a Porsche 908, 917, 935 or 936 or one of various 911 RS or RSR models, common to all of these race cars was the memorable Martini® Racing design implemented in a wide variety of forms.

Now, a new edition of this successful partnership is making the Martini® Racing design exclusively available to the innovative 918 Spyder. Porsche AG and the Martini® brand, represented by Bacardi & Company Limited of Switzerland, have once again signed a partnership agreement to make this possible.

Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder*

Body: Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics
(CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier;
two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.

Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with drysump
lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and
decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit
on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four
cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery;
thermal management.

Engine Power: > 570 hp (V8 engine)
~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)
~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)
> 770 hp (combined)

Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; electro-mechanical power
steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical
system for individual rear wheel steering;
optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle.

Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive
recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).

Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL
nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mainscompatible
plug-in charger.

Performance: Top speed > 325 km/h
purely electric > 150 km/h
Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s
(NEDC): Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: Total ~ 70 g/km
Range: Purely electric > 25 km
* Provisional specifications

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database

Communication Porsche AG
Technology Communication


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


Here are the $$$ results for the Drendel Family Porsche Collection today at Amelia Island Auction – March 9th, 2012.

I heard that Jerry Seinfeld ended up with the 917 and 935. More updates to be posted here as they come in.

Actual final dollar sale listing from Gooding & Co! 

Download Prices Realized

Amelia Island, Florida
Friday, March 9, 2012
Total Sold for all of auction: $36,057,800

Unsold lots are not shown. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. The exchange rates we used for the day of the sale were 1 USD = 0.64 GBP, 0.76 Euro, 0.92 Swiss Franc (CHF), and 82 Japanese Yen (JPY).





1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S



1976 Porsche 935/76



1980 Porsche 924 GTP



1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution



1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet



1976 Porsche 934



1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1



1984 Porsche 962



1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup



1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14



1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone



1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder



1981 Porsche 944 GTP



1985 Porsche 962



1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS



1995 Porsche 911 GT2


Collection consists of auction lot numbers #46 to #62

LOT #46 – 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S – SOLD AT $82,500 dollars
LOT #47 – 1976 Porsche 935/76 – SOLD AT $$2,530,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Vasek Polak
The Martini Racing Team Porsche System
LOT #48 – 1980 Porsche 924 GTP – SOLD AT $385K
Formerly the Property of Al Holbert and Bruce Leven

LOT #49 – 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution – SOLD AT $1,265,000 MILLION DOLLARS
The Mobil 1/Warsteiner Porsche Works

LOT #50 – 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet – SOLD AT $39,600

LOT #51 – 1976 Porsche 934 – SOLD AT $891,000 DOLLARS
The Egon Evertz, Kenneth Leim, Richard Cleare

LOT #52 – 1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1 – SOLD AT $858,000 DOLLARS
Fullsize image

LOT #53 – 1984 Porsche 962 – SOLD AT $1,925,000 MILLION DOLLARS

LOT #54 – 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup – SOLD AT $79,200 DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Lloyd Hawkins

LOT #55 – 1974 Porsche RSR Carrera Turbo 2.14 – SOLD AT $3,245,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Dr. William Jackson
The Martini Racing Team Porsche System

LOT #56 – 1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone – SOLD AT $72,600 DOLLARS

LOT #57 – 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder – SOLD AT $4,400,000 MILLION DOLLARS
Formerly the Property of Alan Hamilton and Porsche AG

World Record 1973 #PORSCHE 917/30 Can-Am Spyder “SOLD” @ $4,400,000 including commission!

Gooding Auction Amelia Island 2012 Highest Sale Of Auction -CHASSIS NO. 917/30-004,

■The Most Powerful Road-Racing Car Ever Built

■An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering

■One of Only Six Examples Built

■Sold New to Australian Porsche Importer Alan Hamilton

■Meticulously Restored in Penske Racing’s 1973 Sunoco Livery

■Rennsport Reunion, AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and Monterey Historics Participant

■Featured Prominently in Pete Lyons’ Can-Am Cars in Detail

■Eligible for Leading Historic Races and Porsche Gatherings

■The Ultimate Evolution of the Porsche 917

5,374 CC DOHC Air-Cooled Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
Estimated 1,200 HP at 8,000 RPM (1.4 Bar of Boost)
4-Speed Type 920 Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers and Anti-Roll Bars

LOT #58 – 1981 Porsche 944 GTP – SOLD AT $308,000 DOLLARS

LOT #59 – 1985 Porsche 962 – SOLD AT $935,000 DOLLARS
The Holbert Racing Löwenbräu Special

LOT #60 – 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS – SOLD AT $346,500 DOLLARS

Formerly the Property of Dr. Thomas Bscher and Lloyd Hawkins

LOT #61 – 1980 Parnelli-Porsche Indy Car – UNSOLD

LOT #62 – 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 – SOLD AT $357,500 DOLLARS
The Champion Porsche

View the entire Drendel Family Porsche collection in a slideshow…..lots of pictures to feast your eyes on!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Auction Results

The following prices are in US Dollars and include the buyer’s premium of 10% and are rounded to the nearest dollar. Unsold lots are not shown. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

Actual PDF final dollar sale listing will follow with an update!…….

SOURCE: Gooding & Company Auction at Amelia Island Auction March 9th, 3012

Top Sales Facts

Gooding & Company realized exceptional auction results in 2011 with 37 world records, including the venerable records for a car sold at auction, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype at $16.39 million, and for an American car sold at auction, The Whittell Coupe, a bespoke 1931 Duesenberg Model J at $10.34 million. The highest recorded sale in Pebble Beach history, Gooding & Company’s 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions realized more than $78 million in collector cars sold.

About Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company is recognized the world over as a leading collector car auction house specializing in the finest antique, classic, sports and racing cars. We have consistently achieved record-breaking results at prestigious venues such as Pebble Beach, Scottsdale and Amelia Island. Not only is Gooding & Company committed to holding auctions of distinction, but we have also orchestrated many successful and significant private sales, provided accurate and detailed appraisals, guided estate planning and advised the custodians of some of the world’s finest automobile collections. We are determined to present the highest quality consignments and operate with transparency and integrity in every aspect of our business.



Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Autos & Vehicles


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Porsche 917 / 0-21 – The Fabulous Story

Jacques Breuer is a Belgian photographer who is finalizing a magnificent book on the Porsche 917…..”Porsche 917 / 0-21 – The Fabulous Story” – + 300 pages – + 500 pictures

Forty years in the history of the Porsche 917-021 described by an enthralling investigation that includes a journey to the heart of deepest Germany, trips to Stuttgart and Hamburg as well as the Black Forest, the Moselle region and the Rhine!

In 1970, 917-021 raced at Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring, Le Mans, Hockenheim, Watkins Glen and Kyalami in the Endurance World Championship and the Interseries. 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Read all about its victories and its two lives! Piecing together the story of this car led to meetings with exceptional people including Gijs van Lennep, Bobby Rahal, Kurt Ahrens, Gérard Larrousse, David Piper, team managers Hannu Kahi (AAW team), Hans-Dieter Dechent (Martini Racing team) and Porsche engineers Walter Näher and Herbert Staudenmaier.

Discover the history and the technical secrets of its legendary 180° V12 engine, the car’s soul. Also pictured are its liveries and decorations starting with the classic red and yellow Shell paintwork and finishing with the two psychedelic colour schemes that marked its 1970 racing career….continue reading here

This book also describes the meeting with Joachim Grossmann, the only other man (with Count Rossi) to have registered a 917 as a road-going car!

The story of the Porsche 917’s exceptional restoration and its return to the track will give the reader never-before published insights into one of the greatest racing cars in the history of motor racing!

Video by Daniel Fery on Vimeo – chassis number 021 and the first laps of its new life.

Website by Alain Lefebvre (source):

The real story of 917-021

The story of the Porsche 917’s exceptional restoration and its return to the track.

The Porsche 917, chassis number 021, was built in 1969 and was part of the first batch of twenty-five 917s.

In April 1970, it was sold to the Finnish AAW team and then painted in the red and yellow colours of its title sponsor. The car’s first race, the Monza 1000 kms, was really an extended test session and it saw the flag in eleventh place.

Next came the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 km in which Laine-van Lennep improved to fifth overall. Two weeks later tragedy struck at the Nürburgring when Hans Laine was killed in practice in the AAW team’s Porsche 908/2.

The 917 did not take part in the following day’s race.David Piper and van Lennep drove 021 in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but the Englishman crashed in pouring rain in the Dunlop curve when in third place. He brought the car back to its pit where it was repaired. Van Lennep went back out and was eliminated when a tyre exploded on the Mulsanne straight due to excessive wear caused by the twisted chassis. The 917 was sent back to the factory for repairs. Given the lack of time available before its next race (Norisring) Porsche took chassis 012 from stock. It had been repaired in Stuttgart and all the mechanical components from 021 were grafted onto it and the chassis was renamed 021.

On 28th June it arrived at the Norisring for the Interserie race with a provisional decoration: a white front bonnet and a yellow engine cover. Hans-Dieter Dechent, the Martini boss, then rented 021. He had it painted in the psychedelic mauve and green livery seen on the long-tail 917 (chassis 043) that came second in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours.

He entered it for van Lennep-Larrousse in the Watkins Glen 6 Hours in the USA and the CanAm event the following day. On 23rd August the Porsche sported a new red and yellow psychedelic livery, the AAW team’s colours, for the Keimola Interserie race in which it scored its first win. On 20th September van Lennep clinched victory no.2 in the Zandvoort Trophy.

Continue Reading here….

In the Paris 1000 km 021 retired with blown valves with van Lennep at the wheel. The 917’s last race for the Martini team was the Kyalami 9 Hours with Siffert and Ahrens. The car had a 5-litre engine for the South African event and it saw the flag in second place. 021 then went back to Porsche where its engine was removed and installed in the 917 01-021 spyder for the AAW team in 1971.

The original chassis and bodywork as sold to Manfred Freisinger in 1972. Three years later Joachim Grossmann bought and restored 917-021. He painted it white, detuned the engine and used it as his road car! In 1983, it was sold to American collector Don Marsh. In 1996, he put it back in to its Watkins Glen configuration although the colours and arabesques did not exactly correspond to the original livery.

Bobby Rahal bought 021 in 2002 and sold it on to Juan Barazi the following year.

Vincent Gaye purchased 021 at the end of 2007 and decided to carry out a full restoration. The car turned a wheel for the first time in 2011.

BONUS: – 4 Free Pictures of 917 0-21 chassis downloads as a bonus

Thank you to:

Daniel Frey

Alain Lefebvre

Jacques Breur


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: