In sports car manufacturing, the balance between vehicle weight and engine performance has always been important. Porsche, who has created a number of famous cars called sports cars, has been dedicated to weight reduction and lightweight construction from the early stages.
The philosophy of "lightening" is introduced in detail using examples at the Porsche Museum, which was based on the theme of "Durga Florio", an endurance race that was once fought on a mountain path in Sicily. right. The exhibit vehicles introduced here are those that focus on lightweight structural design as the core technology of Porsche. Porsche's racing car outperformed all other cars and achieved a glorious track record in Targa Florio for its lightness and speed.
1952 The 356 US Roadster was one of the lightest Porsche cars of the time. The vehicle weighs about 600 kg and was equipped with a 1488cc air-cooled horizontally opposed 4-cylinder OHV engine for the 356 1500S. The maximum output was 70hp and the maximum speed was 177km / h.
In this way, the philosophy of pursuing performance with lighter weight is also included in the short tail Porsche 908 coupe. The ultra-thin body of the racing car, introduced in 1968, is made of fiber-reinforced plastic and weighs only 130 kg, so that in the 1970 Targa Florio, the 908 occupied the first, second, fourth and fifth place. The Porsche 908 / 02-022, owned by Steve McQueen and placed second in a 70-year sheave, was also included. The actual car later became a camera car and participated in Le Mans in 1970. It was used in the running scene of the main game in the movie "Glory Le Mans".