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Terry Smith

Can-Am Porsche 917/10 & 917/30 Team Penske

Can-Am Porsche 917/10 & 917/30 Team Penske

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An exciting final to a racing story by Can-Am Porsche 917

The Can-Am Porsche 917/10 & 917/30, or Team Penske is the beautiful final to an epic 917 story. These two cars are not only the last but also the most powerful and even brutal version of the legendary car. There is something even better about this Can-Am Porsche poster - its author designed the vehicles' original liveries. His name is Terry Smith and we at Simply Petrol are extremely grateful for the opportunity to represent his work.


Porsche 917/10 turbo Canam LM livery terry smith penske team



Can-Am Killer, Turbopanzer or just Porsche 917/30

Back in the day, Terry Smith creates the sleek L&M and Sunoco liveries for Team Penske Can-Am Porsches 917/10 and 917/30. These two cars force McLaren to leave the Can-Am series. Later on, the 917/30 receives the nickname Can-Am killer - it wins six out of eight competitions during season 1972.

To many, the Can-Am Porsche 917/30 in Sunoco livery is also the “Turbopanzer”. The car is a pure monster. Its turbocharged air-cooled flat-12 engine is capable of a power range between 1100 and 1580 hp, adjustable via dashboard controller. Weighing just 820 kg, Porsche 917/30 is powerful enough to weight ratio of 2000 hp per tonne. This is miraculous even for modern racing cars. 



973 Can-Am Porsche makes sprint times like 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph (160 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, 0-200 mph (320 km/h) in 10.9 seconds, and top speed of more than 260 mph (420 km/h). Some motorsports historians claim that the Turbopanzer is the most powerful racing car ever driven on asphalt. 

The epic success of the Turbopanzer wouldn’t be possible if 917/10 hasn't given its best a year earlier. The L&M Can-Am Porsche 917/10 wearing L&M livery isn’t this powerful but it is good enough to block McLaren`s 5-year dominance in the Can-Am series. Powered by the 5-litre air-cooled flat-12, 917/10 is rated at 850 hp.

The L&M and Sunoco liveries designer is a Simply Petrol artist

You can now make this small piece of sports racing history yours by ordering the Can-Am Porsche 917 poster by the author Terry Smith, the designer behind the L&M and Sunoco liveries. 

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Terry Smith

Terry Smith, a Detroit native, has been part of the Commercial Art Scene since 1953, initially specializing in Automotive Illustration. Using traditional tools like art boards, Windsor Newton Designers’ watercolors, paint brushes, and airbrushes, he worked on car illustrations for catalogs and national ads for major automotive companies in the late '60s and early '70s.

Throughout the late sixties and early seventies he was painting car illustrations for catalogs and national ads for the big three automotive companies. In 1972, Smith collaborated with Roger Penske, contributing to the design of color schemes for Penske-sponsored race cars during the Mark Donahue and Peter Revson era. Notably, he designed the color schemes for the L&M Porsche 917-10 and Sunoco 917-30 Can Am cars.

In 1987, Smith transitioned to computer-based design, working with his son on a Macintosh computer. While focusing on brochures, logos, training manuals, and line drawings until 2005, he didn't explore full-color car illustrations on the computer until his retirement in 2010.

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