1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution


1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

After a promising season in 1996, Porsche updated their GT1 contender to Evolution specification. This included redesign bodywork, a new front suspension and a six-speed sequential transmission half way through the season.

 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Germany
engine Twin Turbo Flat-6
position Mid, Longititudinal
aspiration Twin KKK Turbochargers
valvetrain 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed TAG Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 3163 cc / 193.02 in³
power 447.4 kw / 600 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 189.69 bhp per litre
body / frame Carbon Fibre
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front brakes Ventilated & Drilled Discs
rear brakes Ventilated & Drilled Discs
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers and Stabilizers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers and Stabilizers
transmission 6-Speed Sequential

Auction Sales History

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution 993-GT1-004 – sold for $1,265,000 Factory Entry at the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans. Raced in Two FIA GT Championship Events with a 3rd Overall at Laguna Seca. Retained by Porsche AG for Use in Tire Development. Successfully Campaigned in the Canada GT Cup Challenge. Presented in Original Mobil 1/Warsteiner Le Mans Livery. Offered with Extensive Spares Collection Including a GT1 Customer Engine. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2012 by Gooding & Company

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution – Sold for €2,772,000. When international sports car racing experienced a resurgence in the 1990s, Porsche decided to jump back into the fray. Porsche built a new mid-engined car on a composite and steel-tube chassis called the 911 GT1. It was basically a racing prototype that could be detuned, fitted with various comforts, and driven on the street. Although it met the FIA’s homologation rules, it infuriated its competitors, who had started with road machines that were extensively modified for racing. This specific GT1 993-117 enjoyed an extensive competition history. The car was fully restored in 2014–2015 by Lanzante Motorsports in the United Kingdom at a cost in excess of £300,000 and has been run for less than two hours since. It appeared at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed in company with Porsche’s Le Mans-winning Type 919 Hybrid. Auction Source: 2016 RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction