Porsche 930 Turbo with F1 engine

Porsche 930 Turbo with F1 engine

In order to compete with Renault, McLaren joined forces with TAG and Porsche in 1982 to jointly develop a turbocharged F1 engine. The creative behind it is Hans Mezger, the legendary Porsche engineer who designed some of the best high-performance engines. In the following years, this engine proved to be a complete hit and McLaren won three championship titles. Now the British automotive company specializing in service restoration and development of unique vehicles, Lanzante, has installed these three F1 engines in three examples of the Porsche 930 Turbo.

The first of the three cars, the Championship 85, was powered by the Formula 1-spec 1.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that Alain Prost used in his McLaren in ’84, ’85. and ’86. The engine was restored by Cosworth, who installed new pistons, valves, springs, camshafts, air box, new exhaust system, and improved cooling. On the sides of the V6 engine are two lightweight turbochargers made of titanium (8 kg lighter than the original ones), which help the engine deliver more than 630 hp. It is mounted on 18-inch Dymag magnesium and carbon rims, the design of which resembles the wheels of the original McLaren F1 car. Lanzante says that the car now weighs only 920 kilograms.

The car is finished in the colors of Prost’s helmet, and is equipped with larger carbon ceramic brakes, Cosworth ECU unit and electronics with Formula 1 specifications. Inside, there are Recaro seats, a suede-covered steering wheel, and new seat belts.

This Porsche 930 Turbo will be premiered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will be held July 11, 2024 – July 14, 2024.

Source: Lanzante