Porsche has built a dizzying array of incredible racing and road cars over the decades, but none as remarkable as the 911 GT1 Strassen version, the road and street legal version of the fabulous 24 Hours-winning GT1. Man…
To meet the requirements of the GT1 regulations at the time, Porsche had to build a limited series of at least 20 road-legal examples.
Known as the 911 GT1 Strassenversion, this technological gem hides under its aerodynamic carbon bodywork a water-cooled 3.2-liter twin-turbo flat-six producing around 700 hp. This engine is coupled with a manual transmission driving the rear wheels, allowing the car to reach 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h.
The 911 GT1 Strassenversion is therefore not only extremely rare but also extremely appreciated by collectors due to its track record and therefore, therefore extremely expensive too! An example sold at auction in 2017 reached the sum of 5.6 million dollars and auctions are so rare that it is very difficult to say how much a GT1 is really worth today. Some put forward a figure exceeding the $10 million mark…
While most 911 GT1 Strassen versions are hidden in private collections, there is one that lives today in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and is visible to thousands of enthusiasts. But Porsche has not condemned it to a life of static exhibition either and the car regularly has the opportunity to stretch its connecting rods as was the case recently in the high mountains of Germany for the production of a fairly Magic.
It seems that Porsche managed to close a superb ribbon of mountain road to film the clip. The car is shown in all its glory throughout the fast-paced video and can be seen driving through tunnels, accelerating through fast corners and getting thrown into tight hairpins. Given the value of the car, we must respect Porsche’s decision to take it out of the museum and put it on the road.
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