PORSCHE 917K - 1970 DAYTONA WINNER
Original Fine Art Painting by Lance Grootboom
Arguably one of the most iconic race cars in the history of motorsport.
Powering the early 917 was a 4.5-litre Flat-12 engine, designed by the noted Porsche engineer Hanz Mezger. To curtail development costs, the engine borrowed heavily from its 3.0-litre counterpart found in the Porsche 908. The 1969 race engines produced 580 bhp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Later models had the option to run larger-displacement engines of 4.9, 5.0 and eventually 5.4 litres, each providing a corresponding bump in performance. The Flat-12 would go on to become the 917’s most defining trait.
Today, the 917K is revered as one of the most iconic race cars of all time. It was the car that brought Porsche its first overall victory at the world’s most gruelling race, and the car that would go on to set one of the most impressive records of dominance in prototype racing series the world has ever seen. If its racing achievements alone were not enough, the car would go on to be immortalized on the big screen by Steve McQueen in the film ‘Le Mans'.
This Porsche 917K #2 was driven to victory by Pedro Rodríguez and Leo Kinnunen, with a single stint provided by Brian Redman, at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1970.
1970 Porsche 917K - Gulf Livery
24 Hours of Daytona Winner 1970
Pedro Rodriguez / Leo Kinnunen / Brian Redman
When you purchase a Lance Artworx Original Fine Art Painting, you are investing in a unique,100% hand-painted piece, done with the highest quality Acrylic Paint
on 100% premium cotton Canvas.
This Porsche 917K - 1970 Daytona Winner Original Painting was done on 39.37"x 27.55" Canvas.
The Painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and will be shipped to the buyer un-framed, in a solid heavy duty postal tube for 100% safety.