"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself"

- Ferdinand Porsche

Porsche 787 Facts

Manufacturer Porsche
Production 1960-61
Predecessor 1500 RS-K
Successor none
Class Formula 1
Body style(s) Open wheel
Layout
Engine(s) 190HP flat-4
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The Porsche 787 was a Formula Two racing car built in 1960, based on the 1500 RS-K race sports car. The car had a flat-4 engine developing 190 hp at 8,000 rpm.

 

 

 

History

Built to the 1960 Formula Two formula, the Type 787 was driven by such notables as Wolfgang von Trips and Dan Gurney to victory and obtaining the unofficial "Coupe des Constructeurs" — Formula Two's World Constructors Championship.

 

 

Motorsport

n 1961, the 787 was used in Formula One for a scant few races while the 718 took part in most races.

 

 

References

Ultimate Car Page retrieved on April 8, 2007

 

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