Attention All Millionaires: Rare Porsche 911 GT1 to be Auctioned Off in Monterey

If you are willing to spend close to a million dollars on a supercar you are spoilt for choice. Apart from the “usual suspects” such as the upcoming Ferrari “Enzo/F70" and Porsche 918 Spyder, you can opt for something less common like a Veyron, Koenigsegg or a Pagani.

However, if you really want to go exclusive, you may want to visit Monterey next weekend as RM Auctions is putting up a Porsche 911 GT1 “Strassenversion” (that’s German for “street version”) for sale.

Not to be confused with the various 911s bearing the GT moniker, the GT1 is a completely different beast. 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.

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