How many people will fall in love with this beauty? Fans of Steve McQueen, wooden slot racing tracks, or just cool cars in general will go head-over-heels for the Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway.
We’ll get the most awesomesauce piece of info out of the way first – this is a full-sized Porsche 917 replica, complete with genuine race-worn GT prototype tires on aluminum three-piece rims and working headlights and taillights.
Just as exciting is the fact that once you press a button, the molded replica cowling opens up like a clamshell to reveal a 1:32-scale, working, wooden slot-car track that’s faithful to the iconic Le Mans raceway, right down to handcrafted details like working streetlights and period signage such as the Esso Oil Drop Man near the Ford chicane, the Marchal sign on the famous three-level grandstand over pit row, the Martini barn, and the unmistakable Dunlop “tire” bridge. Additional realism is added with the Hand-detailed aluminum Armco guardrails with weathered wooden posts.
Once you get through drooling over how this track looks, you can grab the analog racing controller and take control of one of the twelve limited-edition slot cars, including the dominant racing models from 1970-1971, painted in authentic period livery: a Porsche 917, Ferrari 512 Coda Lunga, and Lola T70.
By now, movie buffs and Steve McQueen fans have probably also figured out this Porsche 917 is an exact replica of the one driven by McQueen in the 1971 movie, Le Mans, which just adds the cherry on top of this geektastic treat.
Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway
- Plugs into AC.
- 13 1/2′ L x 7 1/2′ W x 3′ H.
- 800 lbs.
Get revved up for plenty of fun with the Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway for $125,000 at Hammacher Schlemmer.