Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion for sale

Just 20 Strassenversion supercars homologated the Porsche 911 GT1 Le Mans campaign. And here's one for sale

Car enthusiast with a recent lottery win burning a hole in your pocket? We know there’s at least one of you out there, and you could spend your millions on cars far worse than this, one of only 20 road-legal Porsche 911 GT1s is for sale in the UK at Trofeo Cars.

It’s chassis number 6010, the tenth of the homologation-special supercars built and registered in 1998. Its 996-generation Porsche 911 styling elements mark it out as a third-generation GT1, while the yellow paint is thought to be unique, with GT1s typically painted white or silver.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

The GT1 Evo Strassenversion was built to homologate Porsche’s Le Mans 24 Hours campaign from 1996 to 98. It runs a 3.2-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine, which drives the rear wheels via a six-speed H-pattern manual gearbox with a paddle clutch.

Outputs of 536bhp and 443lb ft may be beaten by the modern-day 911 Turbo S, but with just 1120kg to shift, performance is plenty fast, with a 192mph top speed, 3.7sec 0-60 time and 7.1sec 0-100 time.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

It looks incredible from the outside – like a canary yellow racing car before the decals have been applied – while inside there’s a radio cassette player and some tasty green leather. And while its styling and performance stats imply a scary car you’ll merely be hanging onto, our features editor Henry Catchpole found the opposite when he drove a 911 GT1 at the end of 2013:

‘What’s incredible is how communicative the chassis is and how easily you can start to work the car and use the power. The GT1 feels small and you’re instinctively connected to each corner. There’s no roll to speak of, yet it doesn’t feel snappy and you always know where you are with the grip, so it feels easy to play with the mid-engined balance. It even sounds great: not Carrera GT great, but the turbos are overlaid with that harder-edged note that racing 911s enjoy.’

Being so specialist, the price is POA, but it’s fair to say you’ll be paying north of £1million for the GT1. Which might be small change if you’ve just picked up a nine-figure lottery jackpot…

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/porsche/911/201958/porsche-911-gt3-vs-gt3-rs-vs-gt2-rs-track-battle
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 GT3 vs GT3 RS vs GT2 RS - track battle

15 Nov 2019
Visit/porsche/911
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 review

4 Nov 2019
Visit/porsche/911/201904/992-porsche-911-carrera-s-manual-finally-detailed
Porsche 911

992 Porsche 911 Carrera S manual finally detailed

31 Oct 2019
Visit/porsche/911/201865/porsche-919-hybrid-review-driving-one-of-stuttgarts-most-successful-racers
Porsche 911

Porsche 919 Hybrid review - driving one of Stuttgart's most successful racers

18 Oct 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/audi/202047/audi-rs-25th-anniversary-package-pays-homage-to-the-rs2-avant
Audi

Audi RS 25th Anniversary package pays homage to the RS2 Avant 

Special features for RS range mark a quarter century of Audi’s performance division
13 Dec 2019
Visit/mclaren/201626/2020-mclaren-elva-further-details-of-next-ultimate-series-supercar
McLaren

2020 McLaren Elva – further details of next Ultimate Series supercar

No roof? No worries… The McLaren Elva will be the ultimate sun-seeking supercar
12 Dec 2019
Visit/evo-car-of-the-year/202042/ecoty-2019-evo-car-of-the-year-preview
evo Car of the Year

eCoty 2019: evo Car of the Year preview

Our annual evo Car of the Year test is coming, in print and online
13 Dec 2019
Visit/hyundai/i30-n-hatchback/201775/hyundai-i30-n-versus-hyundai-i30-tcr
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019