Lightest Ever Competition Porsche to Star at Goodwood
The lighest ever competiton Porsche will leave the German marque's museum to visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer when the 909 Bergspyder will run up the famous hill.
Built for the European Hillclimb Championship in 1968, the 909 featured a thin plastic skin, aluminium frame, beryllium brake discs and spherical fuel tank in pursuit of the lightest possible weight. With a two-litre flat-eight engine the car had 275hp to power just 384kg, reputedly giving it a 0-60mph time of under two seconds.
The factory entered the car twice in the series and it recorded a second and third place finish in the race car class, Porsche also ran the 910 Bergspyder that year, which was preferred by the drivers.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from the 4th to the 7th of July - full 2019 events list on the HistoricRacingNews.com Calendar.