More details on ambitious project to build Porsche 917 replicas

We recently told you about an ambitious group setting out to build Porsche 917 replicas aimed at track day enthusiasts keen to live out their Le Mans fantasies in real life.

The group’s goal is clear: to build a 917 replica so fans can experience what it’s like to drive the classic racer.

Reaching that goal is a bit murkier, though.

The group, known as Project 917 and based in the United Kingdom, is still working on developing the chassis and body. Helping with the development is motorsport and engineering firm RallyPrep, which fields a Toyota 86 in various rally events in the U.K. and Ireland.