1996 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

1996 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

1996 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

To comply with homologation requirements, Porsche built two street versions of their 1996 Le Mans contender. These pre-production cars are essentially the same as the race version without all the safety equipment, a higher ride height and more interior amenities.

The two street versions were actually built in 1995 as 1996 model year cars. The engines were slightly detuned from 600 bhp to 544 and the gear ratios were changed.

The braking system reverted to cast-iron discs over the racing car’s carbon fiber. Suspension was raised and softened to also provide more compliance.

Inside, the interior was also fitted with leather upholstery.

In Detail

typeConcept / Prototype Car
built atGermany
engineAll Aluminum, Water Cooled, Twin KKK Turbo Flat-6
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationTwin KKK Turbochargers w/Intercooler
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMultipoint Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement3164 cc / 193.1 in³
bore95 mm / 3.74 in
stroke74.4 mm / 2.93 in
power405.7 kw / 544.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output171.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight483.56 bhp per tonne
torque600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre Body over 993 Carrera Front Chassis With Rear Tube Frame
driven wheelsRWD w/LSD
front tires295/35 ZR 18 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires335/30 ZR 18 Pirelli P Zero
front brakesInternally Vented & Cross Drilled Discs w/8-Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakesInternally Vented & Cross Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheelsF 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Adjustable Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Pushrod Acuated Inboard Spring and Damper Units, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1125 kg / 2481 lbs
length4710 mm / 185.4 in
width1950 mm / 76.8 in
height1170 mm / 46.1 in
transmissionLongitudnal 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.82:1, 2.15:1, 1.56:1, 1.21:1, 0.97:1, 0.75:1
final drive3.444:1
top speed~308.93 kph / 192 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.65 seconds
0 – 100 mph~6.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~11.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion WP0ZZZ99ZWS396005 – sold for $1,175,000 One of approximately 25 examples produced. The only example known to be imported into the United States. Homologated roadgoing street version of the 1997 911 GT1 Evolution Race Car. A pristine, low mileage example. Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions