Ferdinand Piëch takes over as Head of Development at Porsche in 1968. Piëch has a whole series of new racing sports cars built, including the 907. For the 1968 one-make world championship, the Porsche 907 gets an eight-cylinder engine enlarged from 2.0 to 2.2 litres and a longtail for the season opener in Daytona. Thanks to a drag coefficient of just 0.27, the 907 with 270 hp can now reach speeds of up to 300 km/h.
Last year, Hans Herrmann and Jo Siffert had only been able to finish fourth overall at the “International Daytona Speedway” in Florida with the predecessor of the 907, the Porsche 910. With the further developed Porsche 907, Porsche was able to fight for overall victories in the one-make world championship under its own steam for the first time in 1968 and even achieved a triple victory.
They then cross the finish line in the triple victory formation. Ford had demonstrated it in 1966 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari had also practised it in the magnificent revenge against Ford in 1967 at the 24 Hours of Daytona – and now Porsche with places 1 to 3 at Daytona 1968: number 54 (top) ahead of number 52 (middle) and number 51 (bottom). And the fourth-placed Ford Mustang from Shelby Racing with Jerry Titus and Ronnie Bucknum also made it into the picture as the winner of the TransAm Series classification, to which the 24-hour race also belonged at the time. This unique photo will be produced as a high-quality fine art metal print in 65x100cm format. Secure one of only 68 copies worldwide.
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