The Sleuth has word that a British startup company called Project 917 is planning to build copies of the Porsche 917, one of the most famous racing models the automaker ever produced. Various 917s were driven in competition from 1969 through 1971, racking up an impressive number of podium finishes. A couple of 917s were also featured in the Steve McQueen racing movie ‘Le Mans’. The track-only replicas will reportedly look exactly like the originals, except they will be powered by existing six-cylinder Porsche engines instead of the 12-cylinder engines. A crowd-funding campaign to help launch Project 917 is in the works.


There’s a chance that you’ll be able to buy a replica of the Porsche 917 with a modern six-cylinder engine in it. (PHOTO: PORSCHE)

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