Some say, for example, that people at Weissach (“silly” ideas that become a sort of legend) tested at twin turbocharged V10 of the Carrera GT and that “several” hundreds horspower came out. Did this engine went on in a fantasy car? Such as a “modern” 917? Only to show Porsche’s potential? Not, and that’s sad. “You need money to do such a thing” anyone could say. Yes, it’s absolutely true but sometime you need to show where is your strenght. Or shall we think that Porsche could reach 1.000 hp in 1971? (It was the 917/30).
Only one man could realize within 300 yards that his new project was a silly idea. He was Peter Wheeler. But this sound however fantastic because despite this the most monstrous street car ever came to existance. He created such an incredible to car to make it unattainable since the beginning. Nowadays every factory takes hundreds decisions before wasting time and money in a new car. Peter Wheeler had the most simple and “gigantic” idea he could have: he took two Speed-6 engines create the most “English” of the supercars: extremely powerful and extremely light: 900 hp and 1 ton.