Sunday, 1 September 2013

GALLERY: Porsche 911 GT1 EVO 98 Porsche 911 GT1 EVO 98 
CA23b, Test Weissach February 1998

Given are going to release the Limited Edition Le Mans Winners Porsche 911 GT1 EVO 98 this week I thought I would post some photos of the 1998 'Test' Porsche to wet the appetite!  For those who have one already you'll know that these cars do not disappoint the track and as you can see for the photos, details levels are top shelf stuff!

By comparison to Fly's version of this amazing motorcar, have done a great job capturing the proportions of the 911 GT1.  Fly has always been the king in the affordable detail department as far as I'm concern but have done a fantastic job with their version.  The one clear difference between the two manufactures, one goes like a sh!t storm and the other goes like...well let's just say she need a far bit of TLC.  I'll let you decide which one the is. ;)  

From 'The 911 GT1 EVO 98 was the car created by Porsche to compete in the GT1 category in 1998, at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the FIA GT international championship. At the beginning, the GT1 were Grand Touring cars modified for competitions, but in the last years they got more and more similar to racing prototypes.

Porsche had already run in GT1 in earlier years, but the '98 car was a brand new model. This was the first car built by Porsche with a carbon composite monocoque chassis. It came equipped with front and rear double wishbone suspensions with pushrod, 18” wheels, carbon brake discs. Engine was a six-cylinder, flat, 3.2 litres twin turbo, 4 valves per cylinder, water-cooled, unit, with maximum torque of 630 Nm at 5000 rpm and maximum power of 550 hp at 7200 rpm.

Six-speed gearbox type was sequential with triple disc carbon fibre clutch. Fuel tank capacity 100 litres. The first complete new GT1 car got on the track for the shakedown in the late February, in Weissach, on the private Porsche test track, with expert Bob Wollek at the wheel. In 1998, the FIA GT championship was dominated by Mercedes, but Porsche was able to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.'

I'm moving to a more 'track' orientated type of photography for the gallery as apposed to the white 'high-key' background you might be used to viewing here at ManicSlots.  Let me know what you think? 

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1 comment :

Hugo Figueiredo said...

Great photo work! Congrats ;)