Porsche 911 GT1

  • The story behind the Porsche 911 GT1 Evo

    Homologation. It's the racing rule that results in some of the world's greatest road cars. To race, many cars have to be homologated, which means they have to have a number of street-legal counterparts to prove they're part of a brand's production line. Sitting high on this list of all-time homologated greats is the Porsche 911 GT1 Evo, and this is the story of how that car came to be. In the mid 1990s, the FIA created a new racing class called the BPR Global GT Series. The goal was to pit supercars against one another after they'd been crafted into true racing machines. However, for an...

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    Take a ride in the Porsche 911 GT1 down a public street

    There's something sublime about seeing a race car on the street. It's like catching a glimpse of a coyote in downtown Los Angeles or an XR400 in a lecture hall. There's something perfectly insubordinate about it. You may know the Porsche 911 GT1 as the the car that Porsche raced at Le Mans in the...

  • 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Street-legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo racer sells for $3.14 million

    One lucky enthusiast now has a very special Porsche among his or her collection. This is the only Porsche 911 GT1 race car to be converted for street use, and it was just sold at an RM Sotheby's auction in Monaco for €2.77 million (approximately $3.14 million). Handling the conversion was...

  • 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution - Image via RM Sotheby's
    Only road-legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo race car up for auction

    You're looking at the one and only road-legal example of Porsche's 911 GT1 Evolution race car. And you can buy it, if you're the lucky top bidder at RM Sotheby's upcoming auction in Monaco. What's that, you say? Yes, Porsche did build a road-going version of the GT1 called the Strassenversion, and...

  • Porsche 911 GT1 Evo Strassenversion. Image via Trofeo Cars.
    Rare Porsche 911 GT1 Evo Straßenversion for sale

    Porsche is back in the top tier of Le Mans racing this year, but the company has a rich history in the series, not the least of which involves a limited run of cars in the late 1990s as homologation specials, including the 911 GT1 Evo Strassenversion. The street-going version of the 911 GT1 race...

  • The final Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion built, for sale on the duPont Registry
    Last Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion built turns up for sale

    If you’re looking for an exotic, limited-production supercar from a mainstream manufacturer, it doesn’t get much more exclusive than one of 20 built. To homologate its 911 GT1 for FIA competition, Porsche was supposed to build 25 road-going examples, called Strassenversion, and the 20...

  • 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 street version

    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...

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