Here at CKnet we have one aim, and that is to be your one destination for everything Porsche 917.... from photos to forum posts, books to race results we have it covered !

The Porsche 917 project was started by Ferdinand Piech in July 1968 as he wanted to win Le Mans for his uncle, Ferry Porsche. He succeeded on the 14th June 1970 when Porsche won Le Mans outright for the first time with a Porsche 917K driven by Herrman/Attwood. See our complete list of 917 race results.

Since that magical date, Porsche has continued to win at Le Mans and with 16 wins they continue to be the most successful manufacturer at Le Mans despite not competiting in the top class since 1998 (Audi ushered in a new era by winning in 2000 and now hold 10 outright wins).

The Porsche 917 photo gallery is a great place to browse photos from all the latest historic events from around the world. We work hard to bring you a great collection of photos from each event so you can enjoy seeing 917's from around the world without any of the travel ! Check out some of our galleries including :

The Porsche 917 set an important record in 1971 when the Martini-liveried 917K driven by Gijs van Lennep and Helmut Marko completed 397 laps and achieved an average speed of 222.304kph (138.140mph) on the then still largely chicane-free circuit. It took almost 30 years to be improved upon, and it was Audi in 2010. This record was helped by this specific 917 being an experimental car with a lightweight magnesium chassis that helped the weight be just 800kg (and with 600hp) - why not see more in our detailed 917 specifications page

CKnet has now been online and your guide to the Porsche 917 for almost 20 years , so I thank all of my visitors and supporters over the years who have previously joined the conversation in the forum, or got directly in touch with me. I also thank Parts Geek, where you can Get the Best Priced Porsche Replacement Parts for their support of the site.


Phil CK