The Porsche 917 is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cars ever built.

The classic, timeless lines, Gulf paint scheme and noise. Polished individual throttle bodies feed the glorious flat-twelve sending 500bhp to those massive slicks in the rear. It was the ultimate in bare-bones racecars. No paddle-shifters, no traction control, just you, the car and the massive twelve cylinder wail behind you. Luckily for us, Porsche has kept its historic 917 in racing excellent condition and brought this particular one out for the ‘Rennsport Reunion V’. If you’re around for the Porsche gathering this weekend at Laguna Seca, we envy you. Watch below as Patrick Long takes the ol’ girl through her paces!