Porsche 804 Formula 1 (1962)

Porsche 804 Formula 1 (1962)

Year of production: 1962
Engine: flat-eight
Displacement: 1,494 cc
Power output: 185 HP (136 kW)
Top speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)

In July 1962 Dan Gurney fended off the challenge from his brand colleague Joakim Bonnier to win the French Grand Prix in the Type 804 Grand Prix racing car. Gurney also triumphed on Stuttgart’s Solitude racetrack. The 461 kilogram eight-cylinder monoposto with disc brakes and double wishbone is the only Formula 1 racing car ever developed and built entirely by Porsche. The 804 influenced many other racing car developments by Porsche.

next page
Porsche 911 2.0 Coupé (1964)
previous page
356 B 2000 GS Carrera GT (1960)