► Porsche 917 concept study
► Made before Porsche's entry into LMP1
► Marks 50 years of the 917
Porsche has surprised us again, this time with an homage to its iconic 917 racer. Finished in the red and white livery of the 917KH Coupe and first Le Mans winner, the new design study marks 50 years of the 917; the original was shown at the 1969 Geneva motor show.
Stuttgart plans to celebrate the original car – which won a total of 19 gold medals at the famous Le Mans 24 Hours – wtth a special exhibition in the Porsche Museum this year, and we’re told it’ll include 10 original 917s as well as this concept study. The exhibition will run from 14 May to 15 September 2019.
According to Porsche, the concept was actually made before the brand's entry into LMP1 – something it’s since pulled out of – but is now finally being shown to the public.
Like most of these projects, it was the work of a small team of engineers within the company.
We’ll update this article with more pictures and information soon.
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