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F1-powered, road-legal Porsche 930 TAG Turbo by Lanzante

I can’t hide the fact that this special Porsche 930 Turbo is one of my favorite cars of the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed without a doubt.

Lanzante, famous for its McLaren F1 GTR victory in Le Mans 1995 and then for its road conversions for McLaren F1 GTRs and P1 GTRs, is the company behind this fantastic project. The idea comes from the original Porsche 930 TAG Turbo prototype, built by McLaren to test the 1.5-liter TAG-Porsche Turbo V6 engine that powered its F1 cars in the mid-80s. Reached an agreement with McLaren, 11 TAG-Porsche engines will be used to power 11 Porsche 930s. These engines aren’t new but real, actual Porsche-built TAG engines used in F1 races during the 1980s (with plaques mounted in the engine bay listing the engine’s 1980s race history and drivers).

But of course lot of work must be done, both on the 930 chassis and on the engine too. Even if you won’t have the 900+ hp of the original F1 TAG, the performance of the little 1.5 V6 are still pretty insane, with a max output of 500 hp with 3 bar of turbo pressure and a red line positioned at 9,000 rpm. The car will also weight 250 kgs less then a standard 930 Turbo.

So what do you think? Is this the ultimate engine swap?