1:24 Porsche 908/02 - Multi-Media Kit
Porsche 908/02 1970' Le Mans #27 R Lins/ H.Marko
- Main Body - Resin
- Other Parts - White Metal, Resin, Photoeched
- Rubber Tyres
- Instruction Sheet
- Does It have Full Engine Detail ? : Very Basic
The Porsche 908 was a racing car from Porsche, introduced in 1968 to continue the Porsche 906/Porsche 907/Porsche 910 series of models designed under Ferdinand Piech.
As the FIA had announced in 1967 to change the rules for the World Championship for Marques by limiting the displacement of prototypes to 3000 cc, as in Formula One, Porsche designed the new 908 as the first Porsche sports car to have an engine with the maximum size allowed. The previous Porsche 907 only had a 2200 cc flat-8 engine with 270 hp. The new 3 litre Flat-8 engine produced initially 257 kW (350 hp) at 8400 rpm, as well as some teething problems. Also, being traditionally air-cooled and with only 2 valves per cylinder, it was still down on power compared to more modern F1 designs which delivered over 400 hp (300 kW), but were not suited to last in endurance races.
The 908 originally was a closed coupe to provide low drag at fast tracks, but from 1969 on was mainly raced as lighter open spyder named 908/2. In 1970 and 1971, a more compact 908/3 was intended to complement the heavy Porsche 917 on twisty tracks tracks that favored nimble cars, like Targa Florio and Nürburgring. Sold off to privateers for 1972, various 908 were entered until the early 1980s, often retro-fitted with Porsche 934-based 2.1 litre turbo engines.