The Porsche Museum marks the anniversary of the 917 and creates a stir with the restored Porsche 917, chassis number 001, at the Retro Classics in Stuttgart. The Porsche Classic Clubs also moved there and presented themselves at the stand opposite in Hall 1.
Summer 1968. Motor sports department of Porsche KG. Hans Mezger has a big task in front of him. He has eight months to construct a new, 4.6-litre, twelve-cylinder engine and get it running. A challenging schedule. Ferdinand Piëch’s plan for a completely new engine with a double welded crankshaft, ground gear wheel and generating around 520 hp is more than ambitious. The racing car is to be presented in. . . . . . .