Continuing the parade of excellence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was Porsche, who marked the event with the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest racecars off all time, the 917. The 917 did battle with an iconic car in its own right, the Ford GT40, in the late 60s and early 70s, and gained a lot of fame by winning the overall spot in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1970 and 1971. The car was also canonized in Steve McQueen’s 1971 film Le Mans . Porsche plans on featuring at least five different 917s, and is also planning some activities: they will reunite driver Richard Atwood with his 1970 Le Mans-winning vehicle, and will trot the 917/20 and 917/30 out with their respective drivers. Porsche will also show off their upcoming Panamera luxury sedan, and shuttle visitors around the track as part of a Cayenne driving experience.
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