Porsche 917 Pink Pig at Porsche Museum

As far as Porsche racing cars go, few can hold a candle to the famous 917, the legendary flat-12 engine that evolved throughout the late 60s and 70s to become a successful Le Mans conquering machine.
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The dominance of the Gulf-Wyer and Martini Porsches was so obvious that the automaker chose those colours for the livery of the yet-to-be-launched 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar. But there's another equally famous version of the 1971 racing car, the heavily modified 917/20.

We're talking about the "Pink Pig", which was painted in pink by Porsche designers and printed with the names of cuts of meat written in German on it. They were arranged in the same way as they would sit on a diagram of a pig on a butcher's wall and was dubbed by the Germans the "The Truffelhunter of Zuffenhausen".

Below, you will be able to watch a video of the perfectly restored car, which is on display in Porsche's museum.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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