1998 Porsche 911 GT2GT2 R
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• The first GT2 R built in 1998
• Excellent racing history
• Raced at 24h of Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona
* Part of the „Leichtbau Collection“
The "Leichtbau Collection"
We are very delighted to offer this small but highly exclusive collection of the best Porsche 993 models - the „Leichtbau Collection“. The collection was brought together by a German collector and Porsche enthusiast to honor the pinnacle of modern Porsche air cooled models. Each of the four cars stands for the best of the best, either road or track, normal aspirated of turbo powered! This is the first time that this collection becomes public and it for sale!
The Porsche 911 / 993 GT2 R had two class wins at Le Mans and had very much success in the hands of privateer racing teams in Europe and America in the mid-‘90s.
The GT2 was the weapon of choice in the GT2 class, but was also very successful in championships around the world, like the BPR Championship in Europe and the IMSA Sports Car Championship.
The 993 GT2 R is based on the street legal 993 GT2, a customers race version. Due to the GT2 regulations it officially produced 450 hp. The differences from the street legal car were a race-spec suspension, the cage, racing harness and seat as well as an upgraded aero package including a massive, fully adjustable rear wing. The R-version also featured different KKK turbos, larger intercoolers, high-lift camshafts and a bespoke ultra light exhaust system.
For the 1998 season, Porsche offered an improved version to keep the pace with the very quick new Dodge Vipers GTS-R. A new twin-spark ignition and revised KKK turbos increased the power to 485 hp. Also new wider wheels, a revised aero package and refined anti-roll bars were used. In 1998 o total of 13 cars were built.
Specific history of this car:
Manufactured by Porsche Motorsport at Weissach and delivered to John Graham in January 1998. It’s the first of a total of 13 GT2 R produced in 1998.
Mr Graham immediately started to race the car at the international top events as Sebring, Daytona, Le Mans with quite some success!
1998 racing activities:
• 01 Feb, 24h of Daytona – John Morton / John Graham / Patrick Huisman / Duncan Huisman, 2nd in class
• 22 March, 12h of Sebring – John Morton / John Graham / Ron Fellows, 3rd in class
• 03 May, Prequalifiying Le Mans - John Morton / John Graham / Harald Grohs, 11th in class
• 07 June, 24h of Le Mans - John Morton / John Graham / Harald Grohs, DNF
• 09 Aug, Mosport Festival - John Morton / John Graham, 3rd in class
• 10 Oct, Petit Le Mans (1000 Miles at Road Atlanta) - John Morton / John Graham, DNF
1999 racing activities:
• 20 March, 12h of Sebring – John Morton / John Graham / Davy Jones, 6th in class
• 18 April, American Le Mans Series Road Atlanta, John Morton / John Graham, 5th in class
• 27 June, The Grand Prix at Mosport, John Morton / John Graham, 5th in class
2000 racing activities:
• 08 Jan, Daytona Test – Scott Maxwell / Peter Czapka / Greg Wilkins / David Lacey / Jay Malowney, 8th in class
• 22 April, 200 mile Phoenix – Greg Wilkins / David Lacey, 2nd in class
• 04 June, Mid-Ohio 250 Miles – Greg Wilkins / David Lacey, 1st in class
• 17 Aug, Watkins Glen 6 Hours – Greg Wilkins / David Lacey, DNF
• 15 Oct, American Le Mans Series Laguna Seca – Greg Wilkins / David Lacey, DNF
After its active racing carrer, the car was sold to Germany and fully restored by a marquee specialist. After its restoration, the car became part of the Porsche "Leichtbau Collection" in Germany and was not used on the race track.
This is a very rare opportunity to purchase an ultra rare Porsche 993 GT2 R in restored condition.