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marzo 09, 2018 - Porsche

Air-cooled legends

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Sports car enthusiasts will also enjoy the fourth episode of the YouTube series, "Porsche Top 5": works driver, #patricklong, presents five air-cooled engines which are of particular historical significance for #porsche.

Patrick Long has initiated the "Luftgekühlt" meet-up. A casual get-together in downtown #losangeles, with the programme name: air-cooled, historic models form the backdrop. In the latest episode of the Top 5 series, he presents the "Top 5" #porsche air-cooled sports cars.

He starts with a #porsche #356bgscarreragt. The 356 was launched in 1960 and featured innovative technology. Its flexible aluminium body parts are just one example. Its safety steering and hydraulic damper were also groundbreaking, as was its optimised brake cooling. The various gear ratios were also new. From 1955, all vehicles fitted with a race engine were given the additional name, "Carrera".

With the #porsche #804formula1 race car, Long pays tribute to one of the motorsport greats: the recently deceased Dan Gurney. With the #804formula1, Gurney and #porsche proved that a Formula 1 victory was not unattainable. In 1962, he won the "French Grand Prix" in Rouen in a #porsche 804 with an eight-cylinder engine. Just a week later, Gurney triumphed at the Solitude circuit near Stuttgart with a start-to-finish victory, allowing the air-cooled #porsche Type 804 to achieve a double victory in front of its home crowd, with teammate, Joakim Bonnier, finishing second.

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