Porsche 787

Porsche 718 F1 by Carel de Beaufort

The Porsche 787 is a racing sports car of Dr. -Ing. h c. F. Porsche KG. It was used in the Formula 1 season 1961.


For the 1961 season the engine capacity for Formula 1 cars has been limited to 1.5 liters. Porsche saw this as an opportunity for an entry, as the new regulations did not differ from the previous formula 2. Herein, the manufacturer had 550 A Spyder and Jean Behra Porsche 718 to be celebrating success with Edgar Barth at Porsche. The Porsche 787 was for nothing more than a in the base several years old Porsche 718/2 seater. He was driven by the so-called Fuhrmann- engine, which 139 kW (190 hp) at 8000 rpm. made. In practice, Porsche could not prevail against the dominating Ferrari, on which Phil Hill eventually became World Champion. Best Porsche driver was Dan Gurney as WM- third (fourth, if the fatalities Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips counts ). For the 1962 Formula 1 season was built with the Porsche 804 is an eight -cylinder model, which replaced the 787.