Since its debut in 1963, the Porsche 911 has inspired car enthusiasts around the world. An icon that has been revered and restored. Originally debuting as the model 901, today the 911 is considered the iconic sports car and the soul of the Porsche brand.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 911 in 2013 Porsche Cars Great Britain raced a classic example of the iconic 911. The 1965 Porsche 911 raced under the ‘Project 50’ nomenclature at events including the Silverstone Classic.
This time around Porsche has careful restored and prepared the 911 once again under the name ‘Project 70.’ The car will be raced and shown at events as part of the company’s celebrations for the brand’s 70th anniversary.
'Project 70’ is a short-wheelbase Porsche 911 built in 1965 and powered by a rear-mounted, 1,991 cc flat-six boxer engine. The car was imported to the UK in the 1990's after having spent some time in the USA. Once in the UK it was converted to a fully approved race car.
The 911 has been updated with new race livery for this year’s celebrations. Selected as part of a design competition, the green, gold and white colour scheme complement the vehicles racing heritage.
‘Project 70’will race in numerous events, including the Silverstone Classic, Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche, Le Mans Classic, and the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. In total the car will be in eight competitions. That means plenty of opportunity for fans to see ‘Project 70’ being used in all its racing glory.
The ‘Project 70’ racing car has a long heritage. It has been raced by famous names including Derek Bell, Anthony Reid and Richard Attwood.
In addition, for Porsche fans the ‘Project 70’ racing car will be showcased at the Classic Motor Show in Birmingham this year as part of Porsches year long celebrations. Definitely a car worth seeing.