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#Project 917

Any petrolhead will know about the legend that is the Porsche 917 whether from the racing successes to playing the staring role in Steve McQueen's 1970 movie Le Mans.
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!

At the heart of Project 917 is a passionate team dedicated to building a contemporary road & track version of the iconic Porsche 917.
Project 917 will ultimately be a socially connected initiative complimenting 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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Our Game Plan 


By inspiring young engineering talent to be at the heart of an exciting automotive project and surrounded by the best automotive skills in the country.

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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Brendan O'Toole

Head's up ADV in Coventry with years experience at the forefront to UK coach building skills and passionate believer in young engineering talent and is a key member of the Elite Engineering Pathway.

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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