Spark Model US166 Porsche 917/30 Sunoco #6 ‘Mark Donohue’ 7th pl Can-Am Mosport 1973, Limited to 750 pcs, 1/43rd scale resin model car.
The Porsche 917/30 Sunoco #6 was driven by Mark Donohue and finished 7th in the Can-Am Mosport race in 1973. Donohue qualified on pole position with a time of 1:14.100, but he had to start from the back of the grid after his car was penalized for a technical infringement. Donohue made up some ground early in the race, but no enough to win. The race was won by Charlie Kemp driving the RC Cola.
The Porsche 917/30 was a revolutionary car for its time. It was the first Can-Am car to use a turbocharged engine, and it was capable of producing over 1,000 horsepower. The 917/30 was so dominant that it won all eight races in the 1973 Can-Am season, and it helped Porsche to win the championship.
The 917/30 was a technological marvel, but it was also a very dangerous car. The high-powered turbocharged engine made the car very difficult to drive, and the lack of downforce made it prone to lift-off oversteer. Donohue was one of the few drivers who was able to tame the 917/30, and he won several races in the car.
The Porsche 917/30 was a short-lived race car, but it left a lasting legacy. It was one of the most dominant cars in Can-Am history, and it helped to usher in a new era of high-powered turbocharged racing cars.