unlike the Straßenversion, this 91 GT1 Evolution is a true two-seater racing class GT1.
One of the models most striking of the batch-to-batch RM Sothebys subastaba at the end of last week in Monaco was a rare copy of the Porsche GT1 Evo (1997). The one single copy of racing known that he had been approved to be enrolled and circulate freely through the street. Therefore it is even more rare and special than the 911 GT1 Straßenversion, from those manufactured just a few units in your day to be able to homologate the race version.
This exemplary color silver ended up reaching a spectacular bid 2.772.000 euros, 3.138.463 of dollars at the current exchange rate. A price that confirms the initial assessment of the auction house that was located between the 2.618.000 and 2.910.000 euros.
Far from being a mere whim of an idle millionaire, this issue really was born for the circuit, in fact, has a track record quite important in very different championships of resistance. Coming to achieve 13 victories out of a total of 31 entries, with the addition of the winner of the Championship GT canadian in the seasons 1999, 2000 and 2001. After his sports career, this was duly amended by Lanzante Motorsport, the british team responsible for preparing the successful McLaren F1 of resistance and ultimately of the approval of the few McLaren P1 GTR that we can see them on the street.
These versions were adopted as the external image of the 911, but it was mostly a derivative of the legendary Porsche 962.
In comparison with the 911 GT1 Straßenversion, this has more power, about 600 horses in front of the 544 HP of the version to be in line regulate and what is more important, this weighs about 100 pounds less that the versions matriculables.
Although born with the name 911, the GT1 really had little to do with this, despite the fact that in their day were described as derivatives of nueveonce to which they had rotated the engine, going to be hanging behind the rear axle to move to a central position, between the two axes. What is certain is that unless the front axle, taken from the Porsche 911 generation 993, the rest of the model, engine and transmission included, was derived from the very 962, one of the mythic patterns and most successful of the signing of Stuttgart. In fact, the 911 GT1 achieved the complete victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1998.