1998 porsche 911 gt1 strassenversion

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  • cc twin-turbocharged dual overhead cam horizontally opposed six -cylinder engine with sequential multipoint fuel injection, six-speed manual.

    In the mids porsche unveiled the gt1 - a race car specially developed for the gt1 class of sportscar racing. despite being called a

    About logo. The Porsche logo is a coat of arms that shows: a riding horse and a deer antler, framed by red stripes. The emblem is dedicated to the home city of the concern - Studgart. Strips and horns are symbols of the city, and the stallion is depicted in connection with the fact that originally in place of the city, in the year 950 there was a horse farm, around which a whole city was gradually built.

    Just 20 Strassenversion supercars homologated the Porsche GT1 Le Mans the tenth of the homologation-special supercars built and registered in

    FIA regulations mandated the homologation car was to be almost exactly the same as the race car. Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email. Hypercars are the stick against which all cars are meant to be measured. Enter Media information Media Type. Into this frame, Singer dropped a twin-turbocharged 3.

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    What's more special than a homologation special? Photo by DuPont Registry. The s might not have a been a golden age of motoring, but they certainly were a paragon of joy for those of us who revel in the glory of the homologation special. The Ferrari GTO. The Opel Manta The Audi Sport Quattro. Competition-bred street cars built for one purpose—so that their manufacturers could go racing. Much of the loopiness was centered around Group B rules; indeed, the Ferrari was built for the stillborn Group B sports-car series.

    As much as we might glorify the '80s, the s had their shining standouts in the homologation realm as well, generally centered on the wanton enduro-ing at the Circuit de la Sarthe and the FIA GT championship. The name really is a bit of a misnomer, as the car's more than , but what it lacks in rear-engineness, it makes up for in exclusivity and sheer chutzpah. The seller claims that the car is the last of the 20 cars built and has recently been looked over and tended to by the factory.

    We called Porsche to see whether it could shed any light on the thin information provided in the listing and found out that, while the car could well have been built in , it's to specification.

    The educated-guess number we got from Porsche's Dave Engelman was 27 cars, but he could only say with certainty that there were more than 25 cars built, but fewer than The truth, apparently, lies somewhere in the bowels of Weissach.

    Weissach likes its secrets. This, then, is not that. Up for enjoying a life of sneering at pedestrian and Carrera GT owners?

    But the smart, moneyed individual would do a bit more sniffing around before plunking down the satchel of doubloons. A satchel of doubloons sounds good right now. Perhaps with an equally sized satchel full of doughnut holes. You know, to eat in our new Porsche. Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site.

    Not the last road-going GT1 constructed. Not 1 of Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email. Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek.

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