Porsche 908/03 Nurburgring 1971 Drivers: H.Marko/G.Van Lennep, No.4
Porsche's Rise to sports car racing dominance in the late 1960s was built on several evolutionary designs. including the Porsche 904, the 906 and from 1968 to 1970, the 908.
Developed under the direction of Dr. Ferry Porsche's ambitious nephew, Porsche competition director Ferdinand Piech, the 908 started as a response to the 3 liter displacement cap imposed in 1968 by the Federation Internationale De L' Automobile (FIA)
Based on the flat six in the road going Porsche 911, the 908's 3 liter flat eight made 320 horsepower.
The 908 ran with several open and closed body configurations, the closed coupe long tail versions for speed tracks, such as Le Mans and the bobtail flat topped spyder dubbed the "Flouder" for twisty events such as the Targa Florio.
The 908/03 was further development, a Flounder with 350 horsepower, reduced weight, and better handling. It was built primarily to win both the Targa Florio and Nurburgring 1000 Kilometer endurance races. It won both in 1970 and at the Nurburgring again in 1971.