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

typeRacing Car
built atGermany
engineTwin Turbo Flat-6
valvetrain4-Valves / Cyl
displacement3200 cc / 195.3 in³
bore74.4 mm / 2.93 in
stroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in
power410.1 kw / 549.9 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output171.84 bhp per litre
bhp/weight578.84 bhp per tonne
torque630 nm / 464.7 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tires305/645-18
rear tires325/705-18
front brakesCarbon Discs
front wheelsF 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18.0 x 12.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steeringPower Steering
curb weight950 kg / 2094 lbs
length4890 mm / 192.5 in
width1990 mm / 78.3 in
height1140 mm / 44.9 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential