Anybody with the tiniest insight into the automotive world knows how cool this is. But for those few who don’t, seeing a Porsche 911 GT1 on public roads is kind of a big deal on account of the car’s rarity, astronomical price, and the fact that it is in essence a pure racing car.
As the name GT1 clearly suggests, this ultimate version of the 996-series 911 was built initially to go racing. But as per rules and regulations, Porsche had to produce a handful of road-going models to be eligible, and that resulted in the conception of the road-going Porsche 911 GT1.
Despite being road-legal, the 996 GT1 came with the same basic engine as the racing version, a twin-turbo flat-six unit with nearly 540 horsepower. Seeing as the whole car, despite its massive size, weighs no more than 1,150 kg, the performance that results from that power is pretty amazing, at least by 90’s standards: 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, top speed ~310 km/h. There are a few converted Evolution racing versions of the GT1 which pack up to 600 horsepower.
As for the value of this bad boy, just a few years ago fine examples of Porsche 911 GT1 used to go around $1.2 million USD. In 2016, and only a few days ago, an Evo version was auctioned for $3.1 million. It’s better than gold and diamonds, this car.
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