1997 Porsche 911 GT1 street versionEnlarge Photo
When it comes to rare Porsches of the modern-era, few are as hard to come by as the Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion (street version). However, one of these rare beauties is now up for sale in Kyoto, Japan, and if you’re interested, it will set you back a cool $1.7 million.
The particular model is a 1997 version, finished in white but with a black interior. It has a conventional manual transmission and just 560 miles on the clock.
In case you’re wondering, the 911 GT1 Straßenversion is the road-going version of the Porsche 911 GT1 race car, which was built as part of a homologation ruling that required a handful of such models to be built--25, in fact.
In spite of its 911 title, the car actually had very little in common with the regular 911 sports car of the time, the 993, though the two shared a front chassis. The rear of the 911 GT1, however, was derived from the Porsche 962 race car that preceded it.
The version that’s up for sale in Japan has a 700 horsepower engine in its rear and is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in under 4.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 190 mph.