Amalgam 1:18 Porsche 917K - 1971 Le Mans Winner - Martini Livery •

Amalgam 1:18 Porsche 917K – 1971 Le Mans Winner – Martini Livery

the 1:8 scale version is available and now the Amalgam team will issue the 1:18 Porsche 917K – 1971 Le Mans Winner featuring Martini Livery.  The execution is clean and almost brilliant, but the price though more affordable than the 1:8 series is approaching the 1K mark, retail here about $970 US.

About the Porsche 917K … “Arguably one of the most iconic race cars in the history of motorsport, the Porsche 917K’s conception stemmed from an unexpected change to Commission Sportive Internationale, then the independent competition arm of the FIA, sanctioning rules. After the 1967 race season, it was announced that all future prototype engines would be limited to 3.0 litres, in order to reduce the speeds generated at the fast endurance tracks, whilst also enticing manufacturers who were already building three-litre Formula One engines into endurance racing. Well aware that few manufacturers were up to the challenge immediately, the CSI also announced a new Group 4 sports car series, which allowed engine displacements of up to 5.0 litres, but required at least 25 units to be produced for homologation. Porsche, already hard at work polishing its 3.0-litre race car, the 908, stunned the world when it unveiled a second prototype race car aimed at the Group 4 category: the 917. Despite the FIA’s doubts, Porsche presented the FIA with 25 units just three weeks after the 917’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1969.”

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