The Festival Automobile International 2017 came as a pretty special edition. Porsche bringing two endurance winner cars. The first is the very 917 K chassis (1 of 3) that won the 1970’s 24 hours of Le Mans and driven by Hans Herrmann & Richard Attwood. That year, only 16 of 51 cars did cross the finish line. A fourth one was not accepted: the drivers to be Steve McQueen and Jackie Stewart. It would have been a thrilling onboard basis for the movie « Le Mans ». The second car is a 919 Hybrid driven motorised by a tiny V4 2,0 L and an electric power unit (500 + 400 bhp). Amazing to see that in its original « 24 hours-enduring » state, full of dirtiness, scratchs and oil.
Also displayed an original 1958 Maserati Eldorado, known to be the first sponsorized monoplace (Eldorado being an ice cream company). Alfa Tipo B, Renault Trezor, Formula E, Avion Voisins C28 Aerosport.