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A race car variant of the Porsche 911.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Porsche 911 GT1 page on 30 March 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Porsche 911 GT1 was a car designed for competition in the GT1 class of sportscar racing, which also required a street legal version for homologation purposes. The limited-production street-legal version was labeled the 911 GT1 Straßenversion (Street version).

With the revival of international sportscar racing in the mid-1990s, though the BPR Global GT Series (which then morphed into the FIA GT Championship) Porsche expressed interest in returning to top level sportscar racing and went about developing its competitor for the GT1 category. Cars in this category were previously heavily modified versions of road cars, usually supercars such as the McLaren F1 and Ferrari F40, but when the 911 GT1 was uneveiled in 1996 Porsche had exploited the rule book to the full and stunned the sportscar fraternity. Rather than develop a race version of one of their road going models, what they created was effectively a purpose built sports-prototype, but in order to comply with regulations a street legal version was created, 911 GT1 Straßenversion - literally a road-going racing car.


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Porsche 911 GT1 Model Car Built by Chuck Herrmann
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
February 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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Porsche 911 GT1 Model Car Built by Chuck Herrmann
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
February 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
6 August 2012Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion for sale - £1.49millionMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey




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