Porsche’s 50th anniversary celebrations kick off at Goodwood Festival of Speed with the unveiling of the 1965 Porsche 911 Project 50 race car. This car will be Porsche’s representative in Historic motor sport this year and Masters Events, as well as events like Nürburgring OldTimer and Silverstone Classic.
The car is a 1965 ‘short-wheelbase’ 911 right-hand-drive powered by a 1,991 cc flat-six ‘boxer’ engine developing 130hp. Having spent time in Italy and America, it was eventually imported back to the UK in the 90s and fully restored and converted into an ‘FIA-Approved’ race car. The rear-engined beast has a minimalistic design typical of classic 911s, and is distinguished with racing stripes.
The car will be run by Project 50 team, and will be driven by Porsche oldtimers such as Richard Attwood (1970 Porsche Le Mans Winner) and Barry Horne (inaugural Carrera Cup GB Champion in 2003).