One or two cool cars showed up to Rennsport Reunion this weekend.
There was a time when supercars raced at Le Mans, when the fastest road cars in the world competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Here's the story of how the Porsche 911 GT1 killed the series and homologation specials it spawned.
The Porsche 911 GT1 is very nearly the perfect race car. Gorgeous, fast, and it even had a production version. Though I say "very nearly," because it had a tendency to flip. Spectacularly, backwards.
People who don't like cars will say it's a piece of art. People who don't like cars will say only 25 were ever made. People who don't like cars will say that in 2011, one of these sold for $1.7 million, and it's only gone up in value since. People who don't like cars will say that for all these reasons, the Porsche…
As you probably have heard, Porsche is heading back to Le Mans next year with two hybrid LMP1 cars. And what better way to celebrate than lots of brand new hi-res pictures?
How much for a homologation Porsche 911 GT1? Why, just the low-low price of $1.7 million. For that you'll get the Straßenversion which, though literally the street version, is sort of crazy to drive on the street. (H/T m2m!)
Petit Le Mans racing teams have been aware of the consequences of not adding enough downforce when visiting Road Atlanta after a series of aerobatic incidents. In this case, Yannick Dalmas and his Porsche 911 GT1 get major air in 1998, almost landing a perfect flip. A year later, the Mercedes CLC Le Mans racer did a…