Porsche 917

  • Steve McQueen "Le Mans" 1970 Porsche 917K (Photo by RM Sotheby's)

    This video features the fairly complicated start-up process for an historic Porsche 917K that will cross the RM Sotheby's auction block during Monterey Car Week this August.

  • Bruce Canepa drives a Porsche 917K on the street
    Bruce Canepa drives a Porsche 917K on the street

    Porsche collector and dealer Bruce Canepa took his recently restored Porsche 917K for a leisurely drive on California streets and captured the video to prove it.

  • Steve McQueen "Le Mans" 1970 Porsche 917K (Photo by RM Sotheby's)
    1970 Porsche 917K used in Steve McQueen's "Le Mans" heading to auction

    The 1970 Porsche 917K bearing chassis number 025 and driven in the 1971 film "Le Mans" by the legendary Steve McQueen will command millions at the RM Sotheby's Monterey auction in August.

  • Patent drawings for Porsche 917 Tribute concept - Photo credit: German Patent and Trade Mark Office
    Mystery Porsche 917 Tribute patents show new “Gran Turismo Sport” addition

    Patent drawings of what looked like a production version of Porsche's 917 Tribute from 2019 surfaced online last month. The drawings, which were discovered on the German Patent and Trade Mark Office website, quickly led to rumors that Porsche might build a small run for well-heeled track...

  • Icon Engineering Porsche 917 replica
    Icon Engineering's stunning Porsche 917 replica ready for sale

    Live out your “Le Mans” fantasies in real life with Icon Engineering's stunning Porsche 917 replica.

  • 1969 Porsche 917 (001)
    Porsche restored the first 917 to its original glory

    On March 10, 1969, mere months after Hans Mezger’s initial ideas and design sketches, the first Porsche 917 with chassis number 001 was completed. That same car has now been restored to its original glory.

  • Porsche 917 tribute concept

    Porsche has shown a modern interpretation of the 917 race car which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Sadly, the stunning piece of work isn't intended for production.

  • Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" film heading to auction
    Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" sells for $14 million

    To a fair number of folks, the film Le Mans remains one of the greatest pieces of cinema focusing on the world of motorsport. The star of that film is not Steve McQueen, but rather the Porsche 917K that takes home the checkered flag. As is the case with most films, a number of cars were used to...

  • Porsche 917 engine rebuild
    Watch a Porsche 917 engine get torn down and rebuilt in minutes

    The Porsche 917 is one of the most iconic race cars to have ever set rubber on a racetrack. Its power, prowess, and capability are recognized to this day. Its flat-12-cylinder powered the 917 to victory at the 1970 and 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, we have a bit of engine porn for Porsche and...

  • Porsche 917 simulator rig
    Developer of Porsche 917 simulator promises realistic sights, sounds and even smells

    Last year, Project 917 divulged ambitious details to develop a Porsche 917 replica for motorsport fans to relive the iconic racer. Since then, Project 917 has changed its plans, announcing instead a full-motion simulator complete with a 917 cockpit and hood. If all goes to plan, Project 917 hopes...

  • Icon Engineering Porsche 917 replica
    Icon Engineering Porsche 917 is breathtaking in its detail

    The Porsche 917 is one of the most insane automotive creations ever dreamt up by humanity, offering a performance level that remains as impressive today as it was during the 1970s, when it dominated events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Some iterations were tuned to deliver as much as 1,580...

  • 1971 Porsche 917 KH
    More details on ambitious project to build Porsche 917 replicas

    We recently told you about an ambitious group setting out to build Porsche 917 replicas aimed at track day enthusiasts keen to live out their Le Mans fantasies in real life. The group’s goal is clear: to build a 917 replica so fans can experience what it’s like to drive the classic...

  • Project 917 group aims to build reproductions of the iconic race car

    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. ALSO SEE: 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots 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...

  • Subaru-powered Porsche 917/10 replica
    Home-built, Subaru-powered Porsche 917/10 replica for sale

    The great race cars of yesterday command outrageous prices today, so sometimes putting one in your driveway requires a little creativity. That's what the builder of this beast from Bring A Trailer did. What we have here is a replica 1971 Porsche 917/10 Can-Am racer powered by a pair of Subaru...

  • 1969 Porsche 917 (Image: Mathieu Heurtault via Gooding & Company)
    Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans' movie Porsche 917 up for sale

    The 1971 movie Le Mans is essential viewing for anyone with gasoline in their veins. It's a turgid, plot-less nightmare for everyone else, but if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Steve McQueen, the Tag Heuer Monaco watch he wears, and the Porsche 917 he drives are all effortlessly...

  • Porsche 917/10 Can-Am car driven on the street
    Driving a Porsche 917 on the street

    So, you own a 1972 Porsche 917/10--good for about 1,000 horsepower and a championship-winning Can-Am race car--what better to do than take it for a little drive around town? That is, as long as you're a fan of being bumper-high to a MINI and putting $6 million dollars in the hands of the general...

  • George Follmer's 1972 Porsche 917/10
    Rare 1972 Porsche 917/10 hits the block at Mecum's Monterey sale

    Porsche’s 917 series cars were among the fastest and most successful racers ever built, racking up numerous endurance series wins and recording a speed of some 246 miles per hour on Le Mans’ Mulsanne Straight. With changes in competition classes about to make the enclosed 917...

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    Porsche bringing collection of legendary 917 race cars to Goodwood

    The Porsche 917 is one of the most stark raving mad automotive creations ever dreamt up by humanity, offering a performance level that remains as impressive today as it was during the 1970s. That historic car and its success at Le Mans will be playing a central role in Porsche's activities at the...

  • 1971 Porsche 917 long-tail

    Forty years ago Porsche unveiled a car that to this day remains one of the fastest and most successful racing cars ever built. The car is the legendary Porsche 917 and its history is littered with major titles and even a starring role in the 1971 film Le Mans where it was piloted by Steve McQueen. Porsche fired the starting shot for Project 917 in June 1968 after the FIA had announced a class of “homologated sports cars” with up to 5.0L cubic capacity and a minimum weight of 800kg. Under the supervision of Ferdinand Piëch, the stipulated 25 units of the new race car were...

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