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This road-legal Porsche 911 GT1 EVO racer is sweeter than maple syrup

If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a Porsche 911 GT1 EVO race car on the road, then this unicorn is your only chance. Feast your eyes on the only road registered example in the world!

Bow down, you unworthy mortals, for you are in the presence of one the most rarified forms of motoring greatness. This 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 is the only chassis to leave the factory in ‘EVO’ spec from new, and what’s more it has been restored to divine levels of perfection by the maestros at Lanzante. However, instead of calling it a day after making this GT1 look brand-spanking-new, they went on to convert it to road spec, making this the only road-legal GT1 EVO race car in the world. In other words, you’re looking at the automotive equivalent of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever we were going to put a ‘not safe for work’ tag on an article, it would be this one. 

That’s not all, though, because this GT1 has seen its fair share of podiums, using its bi-turbo 3.2-litre flat six engine to power it to three Canadian GT Championship wins. Believed to be one of less than ten customer GT1 race cars in existence today, it’s understandable that the first owner held onto it until 2013, and that only two have had the pleasure of owning it since - if this landed in our garage, there’s absolutely no chance you’d ever be able to take it from us. As you’d expect of a car of this calibre, its next custodian will receive an extensive chassis history report by noted Porsche historian, John Starkey, as well as all items required to return it to full track spec. We were already deeply besotted with the 911 GT1, and this GT1 EVO finished in Polar Silver with the 996’s lovely fried egg headlights hasn’t helped ease our obsession in the slightest. If you want to know more about this lovely GT1 EVO, contact Tom Hartley Jnr.