Puddle
October 27, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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Shed
October 26, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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Hellraiser
October 7, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

Out now in the new issue of Scootering Magazine.

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Chase
September 5, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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Moon rise
August 12, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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Outlaw
August 11, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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356 – 911
August 9, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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Lotus 7
August 5, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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Porsche 917
August 4, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

The 917 was designed to race in a class of cars with smaller engines than the Ford GT40, which dominated the World Sports Car Championship for years with its massive V-8 engine. But don’t let the word “smaller” fool you — the 917’s engine had a little less displacement, but it was nothing to fool around with.

The car packed a 4.5-liter, air-cooled flat-12-cylinder engine, similar in design to the flat-six or boxer engines used in the Porsche 911 sports car. The 917 engine initially had 520 horsepower, could do the zero to 60 miles per hour (96.6 kilometers per hour) dash in 2.5 seconds and had a top speed of close to 250 miles per hour.

The engine was capable of far more than that. When Porsche began using the 917 to compete in Can-Am racing, which carried far fewer regulations than other events, the engine was tuned and turbocharged to produce anywhere between 1,000 and 1,500 horsepower. Even today it ranks among the most powerful racecars ever to compete. The interior was also pretty great, having a lot of space and commodity for everyone and even a great dash to install a camera from Blackbox my car cams for security.

But an engine is nothing without a body to put it in, and fortunately, the 917 had an impressive one. It featured a lightweight aluminum frame that weighed just over 100 pounds (45.4 kilograms), and included a variety of weight saving measures like a gearshift knob made from balsa wood. The body itself was made of fiberglass.

The 917 is also famous for coming in a variety of paint schemes, including the famous Gulf Oil colors, as well as a “Pink Pig” version and a psychedelic green-and-purple “Hippie Car” model raced by Martini Racing.

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Porsche 911 SC
July 30, 2013 by Andreas Reinhold

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