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Porsche 911 GT1-98
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 1999 - 2010
Designer Mark Jones
Number 18852
Porsche 911 GT1-98 Wht


Description

For the 1998 GT Racing Series season, Porsche developed an all-new state of the art car. Created after lessons learned from the previous season, where Porsche was regularly defeated by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, the 911 GT1-98 featured carbon-fiber bodywork closer to traditional sports-prototypes than the previous 2 models. As per regulations, a street-legal version of the 911 GT1-98 was also developed. During the 1998 FIA International GT season the 911 GT1-98 struggled to match the pace of the Mercedes-Benz. The main reason was the newly-imposed air-restrictor rules regarded as unfavorable to the Porsche turbo engine. At the 1998 24-Hours of Le Mans however, the 911 GT1-98 excelled. The BMW V12 LM retired with wheel bearing trouble, and the Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM entries suffered engine oil pump break-down. The Toyota GT-One, which has posted the fastest lap times, also suffered gearbox reliability problems. The 911 GT1-98 took both first and second place overall, giving Porsche its record-breaking 16th overall win at Le Mans. 

Versions

The Porsche 911 GT1-98 has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
676 1999 First Editions
25/26
White Magenta, Orange, Black, & Gray tampos w/ '2' & racing deco on sides, '2' on hood Black / Plastic Clear Black LW 18852 Malaysia Porsche 911 GT1-98 Wht
172 2000 Mainline Met. Purple White, Red, Black "27" Black Plastic Clear Black LW 27138 Malaysia Black spoiler Porsche 911 GT1-98 Prp
172 2000 Mainline Met. Purple White, Red, Black "27" Black Plastic Clear Black SB 27138 Malaysia Black spoiler
172 2000 Mainline Met. Purple White, Red, Black "27" Black Plastic Clear Black PR5 27138 Malaysia Black spoiler
5pk 2000 World Racers 2 Metallic Blue White, Red, Black "27" Black Plastic Yellow Tint White Gold LW 18852 not on base Black spoiler Porsche 911 GT1-98 Blu
250 2000 Mainline White enamel Multi-colored tampos (see note) Black Plastic Clear Grey LW 29297 China Teal Tampo Porsche 911 GT1-98 white 2000
250 2000 Mainline White enamel Multi-colored tampos (see note) Black Plastic Clear Grey LW 29297 China Green Tampo Porsche 911 GT1-98 (Champion Motorsport)
135 2002 Mainline Orange Metalflake orange,yellow (5) Black Plastic Clear Grey LW 55020 Malaysia Grey spoiler Porsche 911 gt1 98 orange 2002 mainline
2010 Speed Machines White detail. tampos, White "Porsche" on rear spoiler Black Plastic Dark tint unseen Chrome rim, Gold CM6 R8491 Malaysia Porsche911GT1-98 SpeedMachines


Gallery

External Links

http://www.speedhunters.com/2010/04/retrospective_porsche_911_gt1_98/

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