Ex-racing GT1 Evo is even road legal.
Feast your eyes on this exquisite 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution that will cross RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale in May. While the GT1 Evo is enough to bring any enthusiast to their knees, this specific model is noteworthy for two simple reasons. The “P1 POW” registration on the back of the race car means this insane thing is road legal. This is the only ex-racing GT1 Evo in the world that has been legalized for use on public roads, which in itself makes it worth every penny of the roughly $3.3 million estimate.
The second reason as to why this GT1 Evo is expected to go for big bucks is that it is the most decorated racing car ever. This example won the Canadian GT championship three times from 1999 to 2001, participated in the 24 Hours of Daytona and has a total of 13 wins in 31 starts. Those are some incredible stats. For starters, the GT1 Evo is powered by a monstrous 3.2-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six that produced anywhere from 600 to 640 hp. While that’s an insane amount of power, it wasn’t as competitive against the McLaren F1 GTR and Ferrari F40 LM. Porsche also worked on the aerodynamics with an enormous rear wing, the “fried-egg” headlights from the 996-generation 911 and a host of other racing bits.
It may not have been as good as the McLaren F1 GTR, Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG GTR, or Ferrari F40 LM on the track, but this thing can be used on the road. Interested buyers and fanatics may recall Porsche’s official GT1 StraBenversion road vehicles, but those can’t hold a candle to the real deal, since those vehicles had a detuned engine putting out just 544 hp. At roughly $3.3 million this is an expensive supercar. But we’re sure you’ll never seen one like this ever again, which makes it priceless.