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For Sale: Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

While scouring the net recently we came across this impeccable Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion for sale. It is one of the fastest, most powerful and generally most insane road-legal Porsche 911s to have ever gone on sale. It’s based on the Porsche 911 GT1 Le Mans race car.

Imaging driving this thing to work everyday. Well, it’s something you could actually do, provided you are willing to put up with the race-like cabin environment and suspension – including the harnessed racing bucket seats. You’ll also need a fair bit of coin for the purchase price and to keep up servicing. But who cares? Just look at it.

Porsche pitched a street-trimmed concept of the company’s Le Mans racer to the German authorities for compliance in 1996. The racing engine had to be detuned somewhat for emissions-associated reasons but it did actually pass. This meant Porsche could produce 25 homologation specials for the road.

The Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion features a 3.2-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine developing 404kW of thrust and 600Nm of torque. This example, up for sale on German classifed site suchen.mobile.de, seems to have been enhanced so now it develops, erm, an epic 515kW.

In standard trim, not that there’s anything ‘standard’ about it, the 911 GT1 is able to smash 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds and go on to a top speed of 378km/h. The GT1 is also made mostly of carbon fibre, particularly the panels, which has helped the overall weight to hover around the 1150kg mark.

The ad says the GT1 has just 900km on the clock too, making it one ultra rare 911. The seller has an asking price of 1.2 million euro (approximately AU$1.6 million).

Utterly awesome.

With thanks to GTSpirit for the find

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.