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Porsche 911 GT1-98
Debut Series 1999 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 1999 First Editions #25 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 2000 Hot Wheels Met. Purple White, Red, Black "27" Black Plastic Clear Black LW 18852 Malaysia Black spoiler Porsche 911 GT1-98 Prp
2000 World Racers 2 5-Pack 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 Turquoise Tampo
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
N/A 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/