Plant 1’s brick building provides the perfect stage to choreograph this serial winner. What is arguably the most famous race car of all time debuted at the Geneva Motor Show on March 12, 1969. Just one year later, Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood drove the 917 with its air-cooled twelve-cylinder mid-engine to a coveted overall victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans—the sports-car manufacturer’s greatest racing ­success at the time. Many more would follow.

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