ICON Engineering pays homage to one of the most significant sports racing cars of all time, the legendary Le Mans-winning Porsche 917.
Following extensive prototype development, we are now manufacturing to order a limited quantity of highly authentic and dimensionally-correct recreations of the car for road and track…the ICON 917K.
ICON founders Dave Eaton and John Hartland are specialist automotive engineers with a combined experience spanning over 80 years, focused on global brands including Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini and McLaren. Their combined experience, high-technology skills and hand-building craftsmanship have led to this unique, bespoke, reverse-engineered Porsche 917 recreation.
True to the Le Mans-winning Porsche 917, the ICON 917K features a 100% round tube spaceframe chassis. The GRP bodyshell is equally authentic, taken from moulds of the original 1969 Porsche 917 (Chassis 010) raced by David Piper.
The ICON 917K is engineered to take any Porsche drivetrain, from a normally-aspirated and turbocharged flat-six through to the 5-litre flat 12, with Porsche transmission.
Its kerb weight of 940kg is within 5 to 10% of the original Le Mans-winning Porsche 917, providing electrifying performance for road and track from even a blueprinted 3.6 litre flat six engine.
All suspension, braking and major components replicate the original Porsche 917, together with ancillaries, and the car features an authentic interior layout and specification.
We are immensely proud that towards the end of its development, the prototype ICON 917K was requested for the central Porsche display at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Following its showing and extensive testing, it was completed and UK road-registered in 2019, and has subsequently been widely reported and praised by influential media including Octane, Petrolicious, PIstonheads, 911 & Porsche World, and GT Porsche
Icon 917K in GT Porsche Issue 229
How Goodwood built the 2018 Porsche FOS Central
Feature with our Icon 917K displayed 35m
up in the sky! (goodwood.com)
Orders are now being taken for partial builds, starting at rolling chassis to complete turn-key builds of the ICON 917K, featuring a Porsche powertrain of your choice.
For further information, please complete the form below and we’ll be pleased to contact you in person.
Dave Eaton & John Hartland