1998 Porsche 911 GT1 ’98

1998 Le Mans 24-hour race In the 1998 jubilee year, the Porsche team celebrated its 16th overall victory in Le Mans with a double win for the 911 GT1 98. On 6th/7th June, the winning car was driven by Laurent Aiello, Allan McNish and Stéphane Ortelli.

It was almost 50 years to the day on which the first Porsche sports car saw the light of day. 911 GT1 98: water-cooled 6-cyl. bi-turbo boxer engine, 3200 cm3, approx. 550 HP, approx. 950 kg

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Germany
engine Twin Turbo Flat-6
valvetrain 4-Valves / Cyl
displacement 3200 cc / 195.3 in³
bore 74.4 mm / 2.93 in
stroke 95.5 mm / 3.76 in
power 410.1 kw / 549.9 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 171.84 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 578.84 bhp per tonne
torque 630 nm / 464.7 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fibre
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 305/645-18
rear tires 325/705-18
front brakes Carbon Discs
front wheels F 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18.0 x 12.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steering Power Steering
curb weight 950 kg / 2094 lbs
length 4890 mm / 192.5 in
width 1990 mm / 78.3 in
height 1140 mm / 44.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Sequential