Sold the Porsche, Bought a Ferrari 599 GTB [Chris Harris on Cars]
The finance payments were too much, someone offered me good money for it, so I sold the Porsche. 599 values have hit the skids in the UK, Ferrari won’t let me drive its cars any more, and I miss driving them so I bought, a 599. It’s fast.
Audi R8 V10 vs Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs BMW M3 ESS vs Porsche 911 Turbo S
Abbreviations of Records (Сокращения для рекордов): AAR — Absolute Record of all-time in all classes (Абсолютный Рекорд за все время) PAR — Personal absolute Record (Персональный абсолютный Рекорд) PDR — Personal day Record (Персональный Рекорд дня) ACR — Absolute car class Record of all-time (Абсолютный Рекорд за все время для указанного класса автомобиля) DCR — Record of the day in the car class (Рекорд дня для указанного класса автомобиля) CMR — Absolute Record for the car/model (Абсолютный Рекорд за все время для указанной модели автомобиля) NEW — New competitor (Новый участник)
Calling All Millionaires: 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 to be Auctioned Off!
In the mid-1990s, the most successful carmaker in the history of Le Mans was spurred by McLaren’s success to return to endurance racing.
Porsche’s weapon of choice debuted at the La Sarthe circuit in 1996. Although it was named 991, it was mid- and not rear-engined and the flat-six was water cooled and featured four valves per cylinder. In fact, the only thing borrowed from the (then current) 993 was the front structure, which was mated to the rear of Stuttgart’s previous all-conquering racer, the 956/962.
Homologation rules dictated that to be eligible for the series, “at least” 25 road-legal models had to be manufactured. Porsche obliged and created the Strassenversion.
It was effectively a racer with a slightly detuned engine (with 544 instead of 562 bhp) to comply with emissions regulations and offered some amenities like carpeting and a 993-sourced dashboard.
The car that is heading to the auction block is based on the racer’s second iteration, the GT1 Evo. Built in January 1998, it’s barely run-in as the odo reads only 7,180 km (4,461 miles).
The 911 GT1 is a thinly veiled racer that due to regulations, can also be driven on the streets. Besides, if you can afford it we guess you already have a garage full of modern supercars anyway.
There’s also one final thing that may interest you: RM Auctions says that this particular car, chassis number WP0ZZZ99ZWS396005, is the only one known to have been imported to the US of A.
Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier; two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.
Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with dry- sump lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery; thermal management.
570 hp (V8 engine) 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle) 80 kW (electric motor on front axle) 770 hp (combined)
Double-wishbone front axle; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electro- mechanical system for individual rear wheel steering; optional electro-pneumatic lift system on front axle.
High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).
Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mains- compatible plug-in charger.
Top speed: 325 km/h purely electric: 150 km/h Acceleration: 0 — 100 km/h: 3.0 s