Jim Lawrence -- 1977 Porsche 934/5

Lawrence finished 17th in his 3000cc. fire-breather.   Your webmaster LOVES this car as it reliably delivers fire every lap when in trailing-throttle mode.

These flames are the result of a system to avoid "turbo lag".  Some designs keep the turbo "spun up" by allowing raw fuel to enter the red-hot exhaust manifold when engine RPMs drop.  Whoomph!!!!  The resulting explosion brutally accelerates the turbo (maintaining boost) and live flame shoots out the exhaust pipe, delighting photographers and spectators. 

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