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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


Porsche 930 TAG Turbo with F1 engine

It looks like this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will be very exciting as several companies will present their projects, such as Lanzante Limited who presented two Porsche cars with F1 engines. One of them is the Porsche 930 TAG Turbo.

The car was announced back in 2018, and this one was named SJ87 after the Swedish F1 driver Stefan Johansson. It is powered by a 1.5-liter twin-turbo Porsche-TAG V6 engine. The same engine was used in the McLaren MP4/3 car at the race in Austria in 1987.

Johansson painted the car himself. It’s decorated with a few reminders from the past such as the green detailing that refers to Johansson’s helmet, while the blue and yellow represent the colors of the Swedish flag. The red and white colors pay homage to McLaren’s livery from the period when the team was sponsored by Marlboro.

Lanzante also revealed its new P1, the fourth completed HDK (High Downforce Kit) model. Paying homage to McLaren’s F1 livery of the 1980s and 1990s, the car is powered by a Lanzante version of the 4.0L Cosworth engine with 1,000 hp (735 kW) and 774 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque.

Source: Lanzante Limited