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#Project 917

Any petrolhead will know about the legend that is the Porsche 917 either due to the famous race victories or as the starring role in Steve McQueen's 1970 movie, Le Mans.
Who hasn't wanted to be Frank Delaney chasing down Erich Stahler's Ferrari 512!
Our passion for this car is all the above but also we believe the Porsche 917 is one of the most powerfully beautiful cars ever made and we want to build one!
We plan to build a 917R denoting Rennstrecke (German for Race Circuit) and invite fans to drive the car at track events as well as the opportunity to be involved with a special engineering initiative.

At the heart of the future of Project 917 is a passionate team dedicated to build contemporary road & track evolutions of the 917.
Project 917 will ultimately be a socially connected initiative complementing our goal to find and nurture the potential careers of young engineering entrepreneurs and will be part of the Elite Engineering Pathway 

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Phase One 917R - Game Plan 


Firstly we plan to build the 917R using chassis and body from our partners to specified for race track performance for #917experience events.

The 917 will be build by young engineers under the guidance and in collaboration with the finest professional automotive skills as part of the Elite Engineering Pathway.

Once built the 917 will be offered to fans to experience the thrill of driving a 917 at special events and track days to compliment the project. #917experience.

Here is some more detail on our goal & vision ...

Meet Project 917 
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Ian Howe

Self confessed Le Mans and car nut. Thrilled to be part of this project and to work with some of the best guys in the business and will be developing the #917experience events.

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Chris Beatty

Design and animation consultant with a passion for all things motorsport related. Creator of the Velocity RPB-01 racing car concept and design consultant to one of the worlds premier racing series.

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Neil Yates

Niche car supremo, heads up Rally Prep who prepare the works Toyota GT86 program as well as Javan Sportscars, consultant to the very best of British car manufacturers and skills developer.

Welcome to the Elite Pathway the Project 917 partner initiative devised to inspire the young engineers of the future 

#917 experience

We want to hear from you if you are a young engineer or an established automotive support business and want to get involved with building Project 917.


Based in the UK