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

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at Germany
production 2
engine All Aluminum, Water Cooled, Twin KKK Turbo Flat-6
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Twin KKK Turbochargers w/Intercooler
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multipoint Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement 3164 cc / 193.1 in³
bore 95 mm / 3.74 in
stroke 74.4 mm / 2.93 in
compression 9.5:1
power 405.7 kw / 544.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 171.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 483.56 bhp per tonne
torque 600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
redline 7600
body / frame Carbon Fibre Body over 993 Carrera Front Chassis With Rear Tube Frame
driven wheels RWD w/LSD
front tires 295/35 ZR 18 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires 335/30 ZR 18 Pirelli P Zero
front brakes Internally Vented & Cross Drilled Discs w/8-Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Internally Vented & Cross Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Pushrod Acuated Inboard Spring and Damper Units, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1125 kg / 2481 lbs
length 4710 mm / 185.4 in
width 1950 mm / 76.8 in
height 1170 mm / 46.1 in
transmission Longitudnal 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.15:1, 1.56:1, 1.21:1, 0.97:1, 0.75:1
final drive 3.444:1
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