Thursday, September 16, 2021

1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

When the 911 GT1 was unveiled in 1996, Porsche exploited the rule book to the full. Rather than develop a race version of one of their road going models, what they created was effectively a purpose built prototype, but in order to comply with regulations a street legal version was created, 911 GT1 Straßenversion - literally a road-going racing car. The new vehicle was an outright success at Le Mans, winning the GT1 class at its debut race, and finishing 2nd and 3rd overall behind Joest Racing's Porsche WSC-95 prototype from the LMP1 class.

0 to 60 is 3.6 seconds and top speed of 196 mph. (315 kph)
The 911 GT1 Straßenversion packs a mid-mounted 3.2-liter twin-turbo flat six that produces 537 hp and 443 lb-ft. The car weighs 2,535 pounds. (1,150 kg)
Only 21 of them are in existence with 2 being spyders.

In early 2018 chassis number 005, driven a total of 4,400 km, made $5.66m