Team aims to build 'new' Porsche 917 racers

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An ambitious group of like-minded folks aim to produce a track-day special that should set your senses tingling.

Called Project 917, the team is looking to produce a real, track day-oriented Porsche 917 and they're turning to the power of crowdfunding for help. Along the way, the team hopes to involve young talent to turn this process into a culture of learning as well.

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We just want to hear more about the car, personally.

The goal of Project 917 seems to be more than the creation of a new high-dollar toy for track junkies though. There will be a membership program where those who join up will have opportunities to live out their Le Mans fantasies. We hope there's a bit of signing off on the skills of the given members to make sure the 917 reproductions stay on the tarmac for a bit.

Caveats abound: The crowdfunding site is not yet up. There are no details of the car. And this isn't the first attempt by someone out there to bring a Porsche 917 to life.

Regardless of all that, it doesn't mean we're not excited to see Project 917 move forward. A number of companies create truly glorious reproductions or continuation versions of our past heroes. Perhaps this team is ready and capable to bring Porsche glory to those well-heeled enough for what we're assuming will not be an inexpensive ride.

 
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