Porsche 911 Turbo with the Formula 1 engine of the 80s
The Lanzante will build a special series of eleven Porsche 911s with the V6 1.5 Tag-Porsche of the McLaren of Lauda and Prost.
From 1983 to 1987 the Formula 1 cars of the McLaren stable were equipped with a 1.5 liter twin-turbo V6 engine made by Porsche and marked Tag. Some examples of that lucky six-cylinder (won three titles with Niki Lauda and Alain Prost) are “survivors” until today, so much so that the small British manufacturer Lanzante has decided to put them back and allocate them to a special series based on Porsche 911 Turbo of 1975, the legendary 930 (is its design code), a sports car that has already reached many high prices but that in this version will certainly become a collector’s item.
Lanzante showed the first of the eleven specimens that he intends to make at the last Rennsport Reunion, the great gathering reserved for the most sporting Porsche, where he announced that he already agreed with McLaren Racing (the division of the British company that deals with the management of the Formula 1 team) to use the remaining eleven engines. The choice of the Lanzante fell on the Porsche 911 Turbo 930 series not by chance, since in the 80s was built an experimental sample of the car with the Formula 1 engine to perform some tests. Experts and testers now have the difficult task of tuning the car’s behavior on the road, as the V6 biturbo developed a maximum power of at least 750 hp (but in a qualifying configuration exceeded 1,000 hp) and delivered power in a decidedly brutal way. We only have to wait to see this incredible work of art! Get ready…