992 Porsche 911 GT1 Rendered, Street Version Looks Amazing

Trying to explain the Porsche 911 lineup to somebody who's not a car person can result in plenty of confusion. For one thing, why do go-fast numbers keep growing as the number on the badge gets smaller? And why then is the GT3 RS generally regarded as purer than the GT2 RS?
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Oh, and then there's the GT1 - according to the simplification above, that's best one there is, so why doesn't it exist anymore?

Sure, it would be amazing if Zuffenhausen decided to bring back the rear mid-engined configuration of the racecar the 996 GT1 basically was.

However, given the uber-niche segment targeted by such a proposal and and the fact that the Volkswagen Group is keeping such investments in check, it's pretty unlikely that we'll get to see a 992 GT1, at least from the factory.

That's right, I'm suggesting that some eccentric aficioando out there could comission such a build. For instance, one way to do it would be to ask for a road-going "kit" to be installed on the 911 RSR.

Porshe might have recently introduced a revised version of the said racecar, but this maintains the configuration of the original, which came about in 2016. Of course, there's a bit of a trick when it comes to the mid-engined configuration of the 911 RSR. That's because the German engineers achieved this by switching the positions of the N/A flat-six and the gearbox rather than redesigning the car from the ground up.

Returning to the concept of a 992 Porsche 911 GT1, I've brought along a rendering that portrays what would be a Strassenversion (Street version) of the beast, hence the number plate present on the machine.

Rain Prisk, the digital art label behind the render, went a long way to make this dream seem as close to reality as possible, so here's a massive round of applause for that.


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