The Porsche 718RSK was the two-seated sports car built by Porsche in 1957 and raced in 1957-1962. Designed by Willhelm Hild, the mid-engined car was powered by the 142 horsepower (106 kW) 1.5-litre Type 547/3 motor. The name of the model, RSK, stands for RennSport (“RS”) and the “K” reflects the shape of the car’s revised torsion-bar suspension. In 1957 it was allowed by the FIA to run cars with enveloping bodywork to compete in Formula races. To change sports car to formula races only minor changes were required – removing the passenger seats and spare tires. In 1957 – 1958 few Porsche 550RS, 718RS and 718RSK sports car took part in Formula 2 class run together with F1 in the German Grand Prix. In 1959 the 718RSK was also used by works Porsche team and by couple of privateers in several World Championship Grand Prix. The model represents modified sports car driven by Dutch Carel Godin de Beaufort in his home Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. The car entered by de Beaufort’s Ecurie Maarsbergen was qualified on the last 15th position and finished 10th and last in 7 laps behind the winner, Jo Bonnier in BRM P25.
|Carel Godin de Beaufort||15||Ecurie Maarsbergen|