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The Porsche 917 LIVING LEGEND is a concept race car produced by Porsche, as a homage to the Porsche 917. It appears in Gran Turismo 7.

Colors[]

13 colors are available for this car

  • Indisch Rot
  • Metallic Red
  • Metallic Blue
  • Metallic Green
  • Grand Prix White / Metallic Red
  • Grand Prix White / Metallic Blue
  • Gran Prix White / Metallic Green
  • Carbon Fibre / Vulkangrau Semigloss
  • Carbon Fibre / Black Uni
  • Gran Prix White / GT Silver Metallic
  • Mode Grau
  • Aetna Blau
  • Aventurin Green

Description[]

Car Index[]

"This extreme hyper car is an updated version of the legendary 917, one of the most celebrated race cars in Porsche history."

The Porsche 917 Living Legend is a hyper car inspired by the legendary Porsche 917 racer, which brought the manufacturer the first overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1970.

Developed in 2013 by a small team of engineers and designers at Weissach, the 917 Living Legend was simultaneously a tribute and spiritual successor to the legendary Porsche racer. Inspired by the signature proportions of the original, the 917 Living Legend was all about celebrating the car that brought the Le Mans title to Stuttgart.

Under the sheet metal, the 917 Living Legend featured the latest technology of its day, including lightweight materials such as carbon fiber, which was used for the chassis. Powering the car was a turbocharged 8-cylinder engine that pumped out 999.9 HP, while the suspension system, based on the 918 Spyder, provided remarkable handling at all speeds.

With updated aerodynamics, the car could reach 300 km/h on long straights, making the 917 Living Legend a true reincarnation of the legendary Porsche race car.

Brand Central[]

How much do you know about Porsche's legendary 917 race car? It brought the company its first ever overall victory at Le Mans back in 1970. This "917 Living Legend" was created to rekindle the spirit of that amazing machine. Incredibly, it was developed by just a handful of staffers from Porsche's research department. One of the key features retained from the original 917 is the iconic fan, located above the mid-mounted V-8 engine.

Acquisition[]

GT7[]

This car can be purchased in the Porsche section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits. The car was also gifted to people who preordered the game.

Trivia[]

  • On the PlayStation Store, the car is listed as a 2014 model. This is likely attributed to the fact that the car was designed around 2013. It is also featured in the "Porsche Unseen" book.
  • Upon close inspection, the car is said to use a single-clutch paddle-shift transmission, as evident with the short delay before shifting.
  • The car's livery is based on that of the #23 Porsche 917K that won Le Mans in 1970. The RHD driving position is another reference to this car. In fact, the car even shares the same ignition sound/start-up roar as the Porsche 917K when selected from the Garage.
  • This is the first and only "Porsche Unseen" concept car to feature in the series.
  • In the GT7 release date trailer, this car was the centerpiece of a scene referencing the introduction of Gran Turismo 4, with the camera panning around it in various Scapes.
  • A 3D model of the car was leaked in 2020 via a patent, complete with a full interior. However, the leaked model had different wheels to the model in GT7.[1]
  • The 917 Living Legend shares its rim design with the regular version of the Porsche 918 Spyder '13, however, said car in-game uses the wheels from the Weissach Package.
  • The real 917 Living Legend resides at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Unlike the model present in-game, it is only a static clay model with no interior.
  • Using this car in Arcade Mode will typically pit the player against classic race cars.
  • It is likely that the twin-turbocharged V8 engine sound used was taken from that of a significantly tuned Porsche Cayenne or Panamera.

Notes[]

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