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Over rev Porsche 917? Get out your wallet.

What happens if while racing a Ferrari in a borrowed Porsche 917, (my favorite race car of all time), on a track and you over rev the engine? The court says you get out your wallet and fork over about $200,000.

Hey, it isn’t easy to blow the engine on a car that to this day still holds the top end speed for Le Mans during the race and set way back in circa 1971---a bit more than 248 MPH.

»www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne···6284.ece

I did some very low level amateur unofficial road racing in Europe in my youth. I've got to tell you that if I had gotten a chance to develop my skills and given a choice of what I most would like to race would be at Le Mans in a Porsche 917. Little down force and built for flat out straight line speed on circuit that then had a 3.2 mile straight on its approximately 8 mile circuit in a group of cars that had up to 100 MPH difference in speed between them---man it doesn't get any better than that.
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Lurch77
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The car is a replica, is it really worth that much? Honest question, since I do not know the value of a replica vs the real car.



Cho Baka
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Or the owner knew the engine was dodgy when he lent it out.
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BonezX
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said by Cho Baka:

Or the owner knew the engine was dodgy when he lent it out.

millionaire ex race driver, I'm just wondering why he even sued over it.

Kearnstd
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One would think a car like that would have a rev limiter.
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THZNDUP
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It probably had something to do with Hale wearing Maserati logos on his racing suit while driving the 917.............
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said by Kearnstd:

One would think a car like that would have a rev limiter.

I can't speak for the details in this case, but in many cases the overrev is a result of a missed shift when downshifting.

A rev limiter can't fix that.
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Kearnstd
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Oh so more like being in 5th gear going freeway speeds and instead of downing into 4th to pass someone you accidentally slam it into 2nd.
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Cho Baka
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That's the issue.



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Ah, you pudknockers, interested in what caused the over revving, get with the thrill of the car!

Info on replicas of Porsche 917

»www.werkzcars.com/917.html

See a real as it gets, no special effects, movie race between two Porsche 917s and a Ferrari 512 during the last two laps at Le Mans.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kMWD2FIcYE

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