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1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion Auctioned for Record $5.66 Million

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1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion Auctioned for Record $5.66 Million

An incredibly rare 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion was auctioned at Amelia Island auction for a record $5.66 million.

Homologation specials like the Porsche 911 GT1 often fetch big sums at auctions. But, this time it sold for $5,665,000 breaking all previous records.

Porsche designed the car to race in the FIA GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Back in mid-1990s, Porsche wanted to compete with the likes of the Ferrari F40 and the Mclaren F1. They created the 911 GT1 race car.

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Only 20 were built and rarely does one come up for sale.

But, to compete in the event they had to build a few road-going version as well. 20 examples of the Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion were built. At its heart was a 3.2-liter flat-6 cylinder engine boosted with twin-turbochargers.

The engine in the road car was slightly de-tuned. Yet, it still produced 537 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The road-racer was capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds and had top speed of 191 mph.

Back in the day, it cost $912,000 to own one of these. The last time a Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion popped up for auction it went for $1,175,000. That was in 2012.

Also see: Porsche 911 GT1 EVO sold at auction for $3.14 million

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