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A Unique Road Legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo Is up for Auction

By Victor Baker


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Porsche 911 GT1 Evo

Whether you’re a big Porsche lover or not, I’m sure this info will touch your petrol-head sensitive nerves and get you excited instantly. If your pockets are deep enough and you happen to be in Monaco next month, you should know that RM Sotheby’s auction house could sell you this one-off road legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo.

Before we get into any details, you should know that this road legal race car has undergone a comprehensive restoration process in the UK, which this means that this 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution is more than capable to deliver heart-stopping thrills at any given time.

Its history includes involvement in the Daytona 24 hours and other GT championships, with professional races dominating its existence between August 1999 and May 2003. The track-oriented vehicle was built around a new mid-engined  concept, based on a composite and steel-tube chassis.

The 911 GT1 was a menacing prototype that ultimately could be detuned and used on open streets, but just one person thought of doing this with an GT1 Evo. It features the 993’s front end, a double-wishbone racing suspension, an ultralight carbon fiber body and a honeycomb aluminum floorpan and bulkheads.

Porsche 911 GT1 Evo

Powering up this beast is a flat-six racing engine, with water cooled cylinders and heads, complemented by a pair of large KKK turbochargers sourced out of the GT2. With over 600 hp on tap and technologies that other automakers have barely put to good use, this Porsche is one of the rarest and most noteworthy vehicles out there today.

Consider that only 41 Porsche 911 GT1’s were ever produced, with 18 of those designed to hit the track. The remaining 23 were scattered across the globe, in the possession of collectors and rich folks, making this a unique opportunity to own one of the rarest Porsche racing cars, that you could even drive on the roads.

This three-time Canadian GT Championship winner has been privately owned and has not been run for more than two hours since its restoration. An anticipated price of €2.7 – €3 million will keep most people far away, but that doesn’t make this Porsche 911 GT1 less desirable.

Porsche 911 GT1 Evo


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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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