6 x 52 x 12 = Porsche + Goodwood Festival of Speed


935/78 „Moby Dick“, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018, Porsche AG

Did we know that a Porsche 935/78 won a initial ever race, entrance in a full 7 laps forward of a automobile in second place? The “Moby Dick”, so named on comment of a particular aerodynamics, generated a tip speed of adult to 366 km/h pleasantness of a rise opening of 845 hp supposing by a 3.2-litre engine with air-cooled cylinders and water-cooled four-valve cylinder heads. Although a Le Mans pattern indeed offering “only” 750 hp.

Year: 1978
Engine: Six-cylinder bi-turbo prosaic engine
Displacement: 3,211 ccm
Power: 552 kW (750 hp)
Weight: 1,025 kg
Top speed: 366 km/h


962 C, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018, Porsche AG

Did we know that a Porsche 962C can expostulate on a ceiling? With a pioneering ground-effect aerodynamics, delivered by trait of a specifically done atmosphere placement channels in a sidepods and a sealed underbody with diffusers, a automobile creates a opening when driven. The opening has a outcome of holding a automobile to a highway surface, that allows it to grasp formerly unheard of cornering speeds. Off a behind of their superb performance, a 965 and a 962 achieved an considerable 7 Le Mans victories and 3 manufacturers’ universe championships.

Year: 1987
Engine: Six-cylinder bi-turbo prosaic engine
Displacement: 2994 ccm
Power: 515 kW (700 hp)
Weight: 850 kg
Top speed: 360 km/h


804 Formel 1, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018, Porsche AG

Did we know that a Porsche 804 Formula 1 was a initial Porsche to underline a front stop configuration? But even some-more sparkling than a brakes was a car’s acceleration: With a form 547 Fuhrmann engine featuring 8 cylinders and 4 beyond camshafts with straight missile drive, this 1.5-litre racing automobile achieved a conspicuous 180 hp, powering it to a tip speed in additional of 270 km/h.

Year: 1962
Engine: Eight-cylinder prosaic engine
Displacement: 1,494 ccm
Power: 132 kW (180 hp)
Weight: 461 kg
Top speed: 270 km/h


911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018, Porsche AG

Did we know that a 120-litre fuel tank in a Carrera RSR Turbo was located not underneath a carp above a front axle, though instead where a back seats would have been? Not usually was this pattern profitable in terms of a vehicle’s centre of gravity, it also ensured unchanging doing regardless of a fuel level.

Year: 1974
Engine: Six-cylinder turbo prosaic engine
Displacement: 2142 ccm
Power: 367 kW (500 hp)
Weight: 750 kg
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h: 3.2 s
Top speed: 300 km/h


911 Carrera 3.2 4x4 Paris-Dakar form 953,Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018, Porsche AG

Did we know that a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 4×4 Paris Dakar form 953 was a initial sports automobile to grasp feat in a famous dried rally? This all-wheel expostulate 911 done a 14,000-kilometre tour with a 3.2-litre engine that was scarcely a same as a series-production configuration. A good 27 centimetres of open deflection, double wishbones and dual pairs of startle absorbers during a front, and a reinforced back spindle with additional curl spring, done a automobile most some-more suitable for offroad turf than a series-production sibling.

Year: 1984
Engine: Six-cylinder prosaic engine
Displacement: 3164 ccm
Power: 165 kW (225 hp)
Weight: 1215 kg
Top speed: 210 km/h


2708 Indycar, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018, Porsche AG

Did we know that a 2.65-litre V8 engine with twin turbochargers, designed by Hans Mezger, was a pushing force behind a Type 2708 Indy-CART racing car? Its monocoque shell, shaped from sandwiched layers of aluminium and plastic, was also new and was a ideal element to a 750-hp performance.

Year: 1988
Engine: V8 cylinder, bi-turbo
Displacement: 2649 ccm
Power: 551 kW (750 hp)
Weight: 703 kg
Top speed: 360 km/h

Text and Photos by Fabian Mechtel