1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder
“A two-litre flat-eight engine tuned for 275 horsepower in a car weighing less than 400 kilos: 1968’s Porsche 909 had a massive power-to-weight ratio.
Its nickname ‘Bergspyder’ reflects its purpose - the 909 was specifically developed for hillclimbing (‘bergrennen’). Light, short and manoeuvrable, it became the basis from which 1970’s 908/3 was developed.” via
“The chassis was made from aluminium and the body was formed from plastic composite, while components such as the brakes and suspension were experimental lightweight efforts. (To save weight, it didn’t even have a fuel pump; instead, it employed an innovative titanium ball that contained enough fuel for ten minutes’ hillclimbing.) This, coupled with an almost perfectly centrally-mounted engine and a cockpit above the front axle, bestowed the car with sublime handling abilities.” via