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A Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Just Sold At Auction For Nearly £5 Million

After flitting between American and German ownership, this homologation legend has fetched an eye-watering price at a US auction

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As homologation specials go, the 911 GT1 is right up there with the Ford RS200 and Peugeot 205 T16 for fetching huge sums of money in today’s market. How huge are we talking? Well, this one was just auctioned for £4.62 million.

Going under the hammer at Gooding & Company’s auction at Amelia Island, chassis number 005 had just under 5000 miles on the odometer and came with a seemingly rare set of workshop manuals, sales brochure, bespoke tools and other tantilising accessories.

Porsche - A Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Just Sold At Auction For Nearly £5 Million - News

Homologated to allow the 911 GT1 to race at Le Mans from 1996-1998, the Straßenversion (street version) uses the same 3.2-litre twin turbocharged flat-six as the racecar. This means 536bhp and 443lb ft of torque.

These are fairly forgettable numbers by today’s standards but the road-legal GT1 was still capable of 60mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 192mph due to a light curbweight of just 1120kg.

Porsche - A Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion Just Sold At Auction For Nearly £5 Million - News

Breaking all previous records in terms of price for a GT1, this specimen climbs well above the original pricing of £745,000 back in the 90s.