Touring Turbopanzer: Driving a Porsche 917/10 Can-Am Racer…on the Street [Video]
If you owned a1972 Porsche 917/10– a.k.a. the car that won that year’sSCCA Can-Amchampionship with driverGeorge Follmer, and evolved into the even-more-fearsome917/30the following year – you probably wouldn’t do very much with it. Sure, you’d probably fire it up on a fairly regular basis, and maybe enter it in a historic race every now and then. But most of the time it would just sit there, gathering dust with air-cooling fan sitting motionless atop the silent5.0L twin-turbo flat-12 engine. A depressing thought, huh?
Bruce Canepaand his team atCanepa Design, however, decided to take a different approach. After they finished rebuilding the turbos on this particularPorsche“Turbopanzer,”Bruce decided to test their work the only way he knew how: By driving this$6 millionracing icon on the public roads and highways surroundingthe company’s Scotts Valley, California shop. Ballsy? Very. Legal? Probably not. Awesome? You bet your gobsmacked ass, homeslice.