… my true love went decidedly niche: the 1962 Type 804.
This is the car that brought Porsche it’s one and only win in Formula 1, pedalled by the inimitable US single-seat specialist Dan Gurney.
Its traditional ladder chassis struggled against the Lotus monocoques, but nevertheless the 804 took a surprise victory at the French Grand Prix in Rouen.
Despite abandoning its F1 aspirations within the year, Porsche carried over the 804’s compact and free-revving flat-eight engine to its sports car programme with great success.
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