The Porsche 911 GT1 is a racing car built by Porsche AG of Germany from 1996 to 1998 for competition in the GT1 class of sports car racing. It was primarily created to compete in the GT1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France and other international GT races. It was based on the manufacturer's 1995 Le Mans-winning Type 993 Porsche 911 GT2 race car.
A water-cooled, twin-turbocharged, intercooled flat-six engine that generated about 600 horsepower propelled the vehicle. The car's front end underwent changes, including new bodywork with headlamps that hinted to the completely new generation of Porsche 911 that would be unveiled in 1997.
The Porsche 911 GT1 has a flat longitudinal six-cylinder turbocharged engine that can produce a maximum of 544 PS at 7200 rpm and a maximum torque of 600 Nm at 4250 rpm. The engine produced roughly 600 PS (441 kW; 592 hp) of power.
The Porsche 911 GT1 has a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of precisely 330 km/h.
The GT1 shares the same lightweight carbon fiber and kevlar bodywork with its sibling racer, right down to the enormous back wing, and was roughly based on a stretched and wider 911 road car. However, it features a mid-engined layout for the first time.
The car's front end underwent changes, including new bodywork with headlamps that hinted to the completely new generation of Porsche 911 that would be unveiled in 1997.
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