Horizontal fan: 1970 Porsche 917K replica by Norwood


How do you get a 12-cylinder engine? You design it from scratch or, more simply, merge two 6-cylinder engines. The latter is the solution that, more or less, Porsche has adopted to build the 917 engine.


And it is also the solution that Norwood (a shop well known for its ability to make faithful replicas of cars like the Ferrari P3 and P4) has adopted to build this replica of the Porsche 917K with the Gulf livery: a huge craft work about 1000 man / hours.


The car’s description is very short: it says that the power of the engine is around 600 hp and that this power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a modified Porsche G50 gearbox, with the same gear ratios of the original 917K. The finishes seem very accurate and we guess that this car is as fast as it looks. Find it for sale here in Palm Desert, CA, with bidding at $ 110,000 and reserve not met.


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