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Porsche 909
Porsche
aka Porsche 909
Production produced in 1968
Class Sports Car
Body Style Spyder
Length 3448 mm ( 135.7 in )
Width 1800 mm ( 70.9 in )
Height 710 mm ( 27.9 in )
Wheelbase 2264 mm ( 89.1 in )
Weight 420 kg ( 926 lb )
Transmission 5 speed synchronized (Porsche 901), Rear wheel drive, longitudinal mid-engine
Engine 2.2 liter eight-cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled (Porsche 771)
Power 275 HP (205 kW) @ 9000 RPM
Similar Dino 206 GT
Chevron B4
Alfa Romeo 33
Designer Porsche Experimental Department
Under the leadership of
Ferdinand Piëch. Helmut Bott

The Porsche 909 was a spyder sports car designed and built by Porsche in 1968 specifically for competing in hillclimbing competitions. It was a short lived model, but its basic design went on to become the successful 908/3.

History

Porsche had great success with earlier models, the 910907, and 908, they had won hillclimbing championships in 1966 and 1967, but in 1968 Ferrari announced that they had an all new lightweight car for competition, the 212E that was to race in 1969. Ferdinand Piëch immediately set out to develop a new model designed specifically to outdo Ferrari's new car. This focus resulted in the 909, sometimes called the "plastic Porsche". It was given a 2.0L, 275 hp (205 kW),0-60 mph under 2 seconds, flat-8 engine, and a lightweight chassis and body that resulted in the car only weighing in at 385 kg (849 lb).

Unfortunately Porsche's drivers preferred the 910 Bergspyder, which was a year older but still in use. For the 1968 year though, between the 910 Bergspyder and the 909 Bergspyder, Porsche dominated the hillclimbing competitions, and the previously announced Ferrari did not even compete, being plagued with technical issues.


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Complete Racing Results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
YYYY (Constructor) (Engine) (Tyre code)

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