Thursday, 22 April 2010

Porsche 911T Rallye

The ubiquity of the Ford Escort in historic rallying means that the Porsche 911 is, in many ways, a forgotten champion. For fresh 21st-century eyes, the sight of a 911 on the rally stages seems incongruous, as the model has increasingly morphed from sports car to supercar, but it's worth remembering that the plucky Stuttgart contender won the Monte Carlo rally three years running between 1968-70, among many other victories.

The example pictured here features the typical spec of the late-sixties/early-seventies 911s - the 12-plug 906 flat-six produces 210bhp, while 911S mechanicals are fitted into the lighter 911T shell to improve the power-to-weight ratio. Always fancied a 2.7 Carrera RS? You're looking at its father here...

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