Only 11 were ever made.
Porsche 911s being sold for obscene prices is nothing new, but this one is quite an exception. That’s because this Porsche 911 sold for, wait for it, a whopping $1.45 million at the recent Mecum Auctions’ 30th anniversary event, far exceeding the reserve price. Unsurprisingly, it was the most expensive car to sell at the auction by a huge margin. How is such an astronomical price justified, you may ask? Well, this Porsche 911 happens to be an exceedingly rare 1996 911 GT2 Evo.
Based on the GT2 race car of the same name, only 11 examples were made for homologation purposes. It’s virtually identical to its race car sibling, packing a 3.2-liter biturbo, flat-six engine that sends a 600-hp and 490 lb-ft to the rear wheels, making it the most powerful air-cooled 911 ever made. Purists will also be pleased to know that the 3.2-liter unit is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. To remind you that the 911 GT2 Evo is related to its race car counterpart, the exterior is embellished with a large front splitter, bolt-on fenders, and a huge rear wing. Likewise, the cabin has been stripped out and is equipped with an obligatory bucket seat and roll cage, just as you would expect find in a street-legal race car.
Adding to its rarity, the 911 GT2 sold at auction only had one previous owner who clocked up just 4,349 miles. Out of the 1,665 vehicles that went up for auction, 1,208 were sold to new owners. The Porsche 911 GT2 Evo was the undisputed star of the show as the most expensive car sold at the event – the second most expensive was a 1967 Toyota 2000GT selling for $750,000.