Thursday, 22 August 2013

NEWS: Porsche 911 GT1 Le Mans Winners LE Porsche 911 GT1 EVO 98
CW13, LE 'Le Mans Winners' 1998, LMP1 have just released the photos that many of us have been long awaiting, the Limited Edition Le Mans Winners car for 2013, the Porsche 911 GT1 EVO 98.  I already have the 2 previous livery releases of the 911 GT1 and I can tell you that it's a cracker on the track.  It was always going to be a cold day in hell before I stopped collecting Fly's version of the 911 EVO but thanks to, it's snowing down there!  What an amazing looking slot car and I love the extra length have gone to re the LE box presentation (have we seen the end of the classic orange box?)

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 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.

The following new spare parts will be available too:
  • 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.
We also would like to inform you that there will be soon a NEW LMP screw pickup: Compatible with all standard braids. Cable is inserted on top of braid through the external left and right holes, while an M2 grub screw presses it flat on the braid.

Special redesigned shape to greatly increase shock resistance. Screw mount. Available in approximately two months with code CH88.'

Want to find out more about slot cars?
Be our guest and CLICK HERE


No comments :