CW13, LE 'Le Mans Winners' 1998, LMP1
From Wikipedia: 'For the 1998 season Porsche developed an all-new car, the 911 GT1-98. Designed to match the also new Toyota GT-One and Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR, the 911 GT1-98 featured bodywork which bore more of a resemblance to traditional sports-prototypes than the previous 2 models while a new sequential gearbox was installed. As per the regulations a street-legal version of the 911 GT1-98 was spawned, but it is believed that only one variant was produced which was still sufficient to satisfy the regulations.
During the 1998 FIA International GT season the 911 GT1-98 struggled to match the pace of the Mercedes, which also were improved, with the main reason being down to the air-restrictor rules being which were regarded as unfavourable to the turbo engine (the Merecedes being naturally aspirated). The Michelin tyres of the factory team and especially the Pirelli of the private Zakspeed team were also considered inferior to the Bridgestone of Mercedes.
The front end of a 911 GT1 '98, showing the headlights inspired by the 996-generation 911. At the 1998 Le Mans however, it was a different story. The BMW V12 LM retired with wheel bearing trouble, and the Mercedes CLK-LM vehicles had oil pump troubles in the new V8 engines that replaced the former V12. The Toyota GT-One, which was considered to be the fastest car, also suffered gearbox reliability problems.
The 911 GT1-98, despite being slower than the Toyota or the Mercedes, fulfilled Porsche's slim hopes, taking both first and second place overall thanks to reliability, giving Porsche its record-breaking 16th overall win at Le Mans, more than any other manufacturer in history.'
From the Slot.it sales team: 'We would like to inform you that in these days, we will start the shipment of the new CW13 - Porsche 911 GT1 EVO 98 - n.26 1st Le Mans 1998 Le Mans Winner Collection, Limited Edition.
- CS03b1 - 962C body kit CS10br - F1 GTR ''RAW'' body kit
- CS10t-60b - F1 GTR chassis AW compatible EVO6 (rev. 3)
- CS22t-60b - LMP chassis AW compatible EVO6 (rev. 3)
- CS23b - 911 GT1 EVO98 body kit
- CH86 - F1 GTR replacement cockpit and rear/front spoilers.
Special redesigned shape to greatly increase shock resistance. Screw mount. Available in approximately two months with code CH88.'