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Porsche Wants You to Know How Awesome the 1978 911 Rally Car Was

It's pretty awesome.

With over 20,000 class victories, the Porsche 911 is the most successful race car in motorsports history. While most of those wins came on the circuit, Porsche had plenty of success in rally racing too. The 911 SC ‘Safari’ was a purpose-built rally car Porsche expected to win the 1978 East African Safari Rally with. However, this was one tough race and after hitting a rock while crossing a river, the beefed up 911 damaged its rear suspension and lost its lead just a few hours before the end.

The shame of coming in second forced Porsche to retire the car to its museum, where it has lived ever since.

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