Gulf Porsche RCR 917

The body and chassis are built by the company RCR located in the USA. This company manufactured replica race cars and built all the race cars used in the film “Ford vs Ferrari” about Carol Shelby.

The 917 was the most powerful sports car ever made at the time. With “over 1200” horsepower (Porsche was coy about the actual power output) available from the twin-turbo, flat-12 variant, it dominated sports car racing for years. It was also the poster child for a car that needed aerodynamic development in its early iterations, only taming the effects of the air at very high speeds late in its development cycle. It was also known for being a little squirrely at speed, in part because of the relatively flexible tube frame chassis.

The original cars that remain are usually too expensive to race in anger, so they are mostly reserved for exhibitions and static displays. But the same gut-wrenching performance – with modern safety additions – can be yours, with the RCR 917.

The offered 917 Le Mans car:

This 917 has a fiberglass body (like the original), but unlike the fragile small-tube frame of the originals, it shares the same architecture of all RCR cars and has an aluminium monocoque center (with tube-frame front and rear, to better mimic the original when the nose and tail are removed). Please see the link for more pictures of it in the gallery on our website.

The RCR 917 is even streetable, with a DOT-legal windshield, headlights, and taillights.


  • Kilometers: only 300 km after re-build
  • Engine: NEW Porsche 3,2 Carrera
  • Gearbox: NEW Porsche 915
  • Drive: Right-hand drive
  • Overall Length: 188″
  • Width: 80″
  • Height: 36″
  • Wheelbase: 90.6″
  • Weight: 2,100 lbs
  • Weight Distribution: 45% front, 55% rear
  • Ground Clearance: 3-5″, depending on the setup
  • Drivetrain Configuration: mid-engine
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 gallons total
  • Suspension: Similar to the original
  • Chassis Construction: Aluminum monocoque cab, with tubular rear chassis section recreating the original 917, consisting of sheet and billet parts, completely TIG-welded
  • Body Construction: Fiberglass body

The 917 Le Mans car is located in The Netherlands.

Car Specifications

Racing year
Racing year 2017 new build
Chassis Aluminum monocoque cab, with tubular rear chassis section, completely TIG-welded
Transmission Porsche 915 new build
Clutch Porsche
Engine 3,2 Porsche Carrera
Suspension New: Billet Aluminum Front and Rear Suspension Uprights
Brakes Disk
Shocks New (adjustable dempers)
Wheels Three-Piece Original-Style Center Lock 917 Wheels; Front: 15" x 8", Rear 15" x 12"
Tyres Avon
Electronics Color Coded and Labeled Wiring Harness with Integral Fuse Box and Relays, 12 Circuits
Weight 950


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