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Emanuele Pirro Blasts Up the Goodwood Hill in a 908

Submitted by on November 24, 2015

Porsche 908

Enjoy an eloquent, humble and fascinating chat with Emanuele Pirro at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and then top it all off with a full noise run up the hill in a Targa Florio-winning Porsche 908/3.

“Winning is a word I don’t like in historic races. Of course I’ve been very very happy to win it, twice I think. The T.T. But now I think winning is getting a little bit too important. The most important thing is to drive pieces of history; try to understand them; try to feel them; try to do the best you can.”

I came to this video for the Porsche 908/3. I stayed for Emanuele Pirro! The five-time outright 24 Hours of Le Mans winner has done a lot, driven a lot and achieved a lot in his career, and that all seems to have added a fascinating depth to what must have already been a great character.

He speaks about motorsport history, the 908/3, Le Mans, Formula 1, McLaren and more. It’s a fascinating chat, and well worth watching!

His run up the hill, of course, in that featherweight and stunning 908 is glorious. Worth it for the soundtrack of its flat six alone. Enjoy.

“There’s this fuel economy way of driving which is I guess if you don’t know anything else is fine but it’s a little bit of a different technique. I’m happy to have driven the R8 and R10 with this massive power and that you really had to go for it.”

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