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Poll: Real or model? (82 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Voted Real (39 votes [47.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.56%

  2. Voted Model (43 votes [52.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.44%


#41 Ryan S.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

Going with real this week

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

I am going with model on this one.The wheel openings and other things tell me so!!!!
I will find out fri if they were truthful or not.

#43 Harry P.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:14 AM

Well, it doesn't get any closer than this!

Final vote: 36 REAL, 37 MODEL.

Close... but I win!!! :D It's REAL!

#44 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:56 AM

The vote came in this close because it was really hard to tell. I could have sworn it was a model. Great candidate, Harry, and fabulous picture too!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:04 AM

The front grill was the key.....

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#46 Pete J.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:12 AM

This was a fun one to watch! It was real easy to look up. After voting(yes, I voted first) just google pink pig. There is only one in the world and this was a photo from the Porsche museum. It was also used in a Porsche ad. http://www.google.co...KFysyRCQ&zoom=1

Thanks for the fun Harry. One of my favorite marques.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:43 AM

Sorry harry i had to google ....readin' material for everyone!


A total of 59 examples of the Porsche 917 were built, 41 as short or long-tail coupes with naturally aspirated engines of up to 5.4-litres, and 18 as CanAm or InterSeries Spyder versions with 1,400bhp turbocharged engines. One model is slightly different; the 917/20, of which only a single example was ever built.

A mixture of the long and short-tail coupes, the goal of the designers of the 917/20 was to combine the high speeds of the long-tail version with the easier handling of the short-tail example. The work of Porsche engineers and the aerodynamic specialists at the SERA company created a car that was extremely wide and had especially large overhangs at the side and rounded wheel arches. The track remained unchanged and the wheels were deeply hidden in their arches. The car’s nose was almost as low and flat as that of the long-tail coupe, but the front was shorter than that of the original and the same was true of the rear.

This car participated in the initial Le Mans practice session in April 1971 without previous testing, but won the three-hour race at the end of the three day test period, driven by Willi Kauhsen/Reinhold Joest. In the actual 24 Hours race, its aerodynamics proved to be very effective, but it was forced to retire at the end of the race, following an accident while lying in fifth place.

As is evident on first sight, the 917/20 didn’t attract the attention of spectators and photographers solely because of its exceptional shape….its colour and shape soon earned it the regrettably appropriate epithet ‘porker’ – or ‘Pink Pig’.
This distinctive colour scheme was the work of artists at the Porsche design studio, who came up with the pink finish and marked the individual areas butcher-style, from snout to jowl and from ham to tail.
Technical Specification

Engine: Twelve-cylinder, horizontally-opposed pistons, air-cooled, two valves per cylinder, four cogwheel-driven overhead camshafts
Output: 600bhp at 8,400rpm
Displacement: 4,907cc
Dimensions: Wheelbase 2,300mm, width 2,210mm, length 4,000mm, weight 909kg
Performance: Top speed 360km/h (224mph)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

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Now, THAT is funny, I say car, real, pig, model