September 30, 2023

Aimed toward profitable Le Mans and complying to European street rules, the only real 911 GT1 ’98 Straßenversion is a singular singularity in Porsche historical past. It has all the good hallmarks of profitable race automotive design in an uncompromising street automotive package deal. It’s additionally a very good instance of the distinction between Weissach Porsches and the manufacturing automobiles from Stuttgart. No person supported GT1 extra exuberantly than the German marques Porsche and Mercedes-Benz AMG. They each ready radical new automobiles for the 1998 season of which just one road-going instance needed to be made.

The 911 GT1-98 Straßenversion – was inbuilt 1998 to homologate the all-new racing model below the brand new FIA rules. The engine needed to be barely de-tuned to satisfy European emissions legal guidelines, though its 400 kW (544 PS; 536 hp) at 7,200 rpm and 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,250 rpm proved to be greater than sufficient; the automotive might speed up to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.9 seconds on its strategy to a prime pace of 308 km/h (191 mph).

Porsche Of The Day: 1998 Porsche 911 GT1-98 Straßenversion

Ultimately Porsche produced solely 5 examples of the GT1 ’98 together with the only real road-car. With these automobiles, Porsche achieved a powerful success, profitable the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright. It was a highpoint within the GT1’s profession however they constantly misplaced to Mercedes-Benz AMG at each spherical of the FIA GT Championship.

Porsche Of The Day: 1998 Porsche 911 GT1-98 Straßenversion

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