The Porsche 917 concept is coming to GT Sport

Published: 11 September 2019

► Porsche 917 concept study
► Made before Porsche's entry into LMP1
► Marks 50 years of the 917

Want to race the incredible concept below? Soon you'll be to, thanks to a tie in between Stuttgart and Polyphony Digital. Porsche has revealed the new 917 Concept racer is coming to Gran Turismo Sport, further blurring the lines between marketing, gaming and well, real-life. The new came out of the 2019 Frankfurt motor show today, with a joint press release pointing to a free-update coming to gamers by October. It'll be joined by the Porsche Taycan, too. 

Porsche 917 Concept: what you need to know

Porsche has revealed more pictures of its 917 concept 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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By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast