Auction Block: 1997 Porsche 911 GTI Evolution

Mar 10, 2016

Category: Rides

In May of this year, famed auction house Sotheby’s will be putting a rare piece of Porsche history on the block, the 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution. Not only does this car have 13 wins under its belt, but it’s also the lone road registered of its type.

Out of the fourteen 1997 GT1 Evo models built nearly twenty years ago, this is the only one that has ever been put up for public sale. Produced just after the original GT1 model and right before the GT1-98 that would go on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans the very next year, these Porsches served as a kind of half-way point in GT1 development. The Evo has the same engine used in the 1996 version, a 592 horsepower twin-turbo charged 3.2-liter flat six, but combined with the more aerodynamic body it propels this model to a higher top speed of 205 miles per hour through a six-speed sequential transmission. Sotheby’s will be putting this car up for auction at the upcoming Grand Prix de Monaco and expects it to sell for anywhere between $2.9 and $3.25 million.

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