When McLaren won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its first outing with the F1 GTR in 1995, the world was stunned and Porsche decided it was time for a new race car.
Carfection’s Part 2 of the ‘Ultimate Group Test’ gives us a rare look into perhaps the most extreme road-legal iteration of the Porsche 911: the 911 GT1.
The 911 GT1 was a curious mix of a 993 front end with the rear of a 962 racer, creating the first mid-engined Porsche using the iconic 911 nameplate. In 1997, the stunning race car was dressed to resemble the then-new 996 and the same style was applied to the majority of the around 20 road-going versions built for homologation purposes.
Watch: McLaren F1, Porsche 911 GT1 And Mercedes CLK GTR – Part 1 Of The Ultimate Group Test
The road-going 911 GT1 is powered by a water-cooled twin-turbo 3.2-liter flat-six engine producing 536 HP and bolted to a six-speed manual transmission while weighing just 1,150 kg (2,535 lbs).
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