Porsche 917/30 (World's Closed Course Record 1975) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
Legislated into obsolescence by Can Am rules changes for 1974, the all-conquering Porsche 917/30 should have been retired to the museum circuit, but the mighty twin-turbocharged warrior had one more battle to fight. Answering a call by Talladega Superspeedway to prove that their 2.5-mile oval was the fastest racing circuit in the world, Roger Penske pulled his 917/30 out of mothballs and handed the keys to Mark Donohue. On August 9, 1975, Donohue drove the two-year-old, 1200-horsepower Porsche to a new world's closed course speed record, completing a lap of Talladega at an average speed of 221.160 miles per hour, a mark that still stands for the track. This fitting coda for the career of the legendary 917/30 has been captured as a precision-built 1:43-scale resin replica by Bizarre, the offbeat sister brand to Spark Models. Presented in its one-appearance-only CAM2 livery, the Bizarre 917/30 features a detailed interior and unique Moon Disc wheel covers, as well as delicately applied "Mark Donohue" driver livery.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, features no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base.
PERFECT FOR: Porsche 917 acolytes. Mark Donohue fans. Alabamans.