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Porsche 911 GT1
Worldwide sports car racing was hugely popular in 1990s. Porsche wanted in on the action so they jumped into the BPR Global GT1 Championship (which would become FIA World GT Championship later on in 1997). The 962 racers weren’t fit for the job anymore, already being beaten by the McLaren F1 GTRs in 1995. Therefore, a new car was needed. And it came six weeks later as the Porsche 911 GT1. The 911 GT1 was mid-engined – a step in a different direction from the rear-engined 911s – but another aspect stood out: instead of being derived from a street-legal vehicle, it was brewed from the off as a full-blown race car. Once again, Porsche found a way. See all our Porsche 911 GT1 Research.