Rare Porsche 911 GT1 Evo Strassenversion For Sale
Porsche is back in the top tier of Le Mans racing this year, but the company has a rich history in the series, not the least of which involves a limited run of cars in the late 1990s as homologation specials, including the 911 GT1 Evo Strassenversion.
The street-going version of the 911 GT1 race car, the Strassenversion–or, more properly, the Straßenversion–is just barely road-legal. It’s a mid-engined, 592-horsepower, 2,530-pound (dry weight) race car for the road. And now one of the 20 1998 GT1 Evo homologation cars built is up for sale, chassis #6010.
A twin-turbo 3.2-liter flat-six engine mated to a six-speed H-pattern gearbox, brilliant yellow paint, full leather interior (with Recaro racing seats), carbon disc brakes, and a rich winning history at Le Mans also come with the car. This is thought to be the only yellow one built.
As rare as the road-going 911 GT1s are, they do come up for sale occasionally, including a silver example in 2012 and a white one in 2011. The car sold in 2012 was listed at $2,325,000; in 2011 the white car listed at $1,700,000.
The price for this car has not been set yet. It is a pretty car and if you back and have a look at what it looked like in full LeMans race prep you almost wouldn’t recognize it. I am a good guy… I save you the googling. Have a peek.
Still looks like a handful. I have a friend who drives these things and he did say that once in a while he has to pinch himself since they are so amazing. He also does not hesitate to tell you that he does get scared out of his wits at certain times when there is a crash happening in front of him. He said several times he could feel his heart pounding against his seat harness. Imagine. It is a far cry from a run to Vons for a cabbage!
No speeding. Wear your seatbelt.
Here is a link to the seller of the car. Trofeo Cars. www.trofeocars.com