Porsche Celebrates 50 Years of the 917 With a Modern Take on the Original

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    Looks like a short wheelbase

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    Reminds me of a WWII photo

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  3. PSN:And-War

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    Love the 917, Loved the Movie Lemans too dam Steve McQueen Vision, it for really the movie Lemans more car porn, Please someone make this car real, someone likeSCG who has bottomless bank account could make it happen.

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    Haha:) yes of course. SCG has more money than Porsche. Where do you live buddy:) what a funny dude you are.
     
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    "Dame Steve McQueen"?

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    Pretty sure what he means is for Glickenhaus to basically fund the production by giving money to Porsche to do so.

    Unfortunately for that idea, Glickenhaus is tied up with 4 new cars in development at the moment.
     
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    Haha:) such funny things you only read on GTPlanet.
     
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    2.3 metres.

    For comparison, the wheelbase of the 919 Hybrid is just over 3 metres, in both WEC and Evo forms.
     
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    That is a gorgeous concept. And it really looks like they used some restraint in the design. Super clean without anything looking overdone.
     
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    There's some shonky vinyl work going on there - no wonder they've only released one picture of it. Hope that gets tidied up before it goes on display.

    Would have thought they'd Photoshop the bits where the livery is falling off!

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    you can tell just from the photo, are you using the iphone photo meansuring tool as that is 100% acurate.
     
  12. Carbon_6

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    Well I personally don’t have a 917 to hand, but there is information readily available that states the wheelbase is 2.3 metres.
     
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    It would be nice if it had two movable Gurney flaps that come up at speed behind both rear wheels, and maybe the small rear wing between the wheels. You knew someone was drawing a 917 in junior high study hall if it had the long straight section above the rear wheels with the Gurney flaps.