#8081 - Porsche 911 GT1 1998 Test car
HPI's hyper-detailed 1/43 scale diecast model line-up now includes the test version of the Le Mans-winning Porsche 911 GT1. One of the most distinctive and memorable Le Mans racers of all time, the 1998 version of the Porsche 911 GT1 rolled out of the Weissach factory in late February 1998. With a 3.2-liter opposed six-cylinder engine and twin turbochargers, the 991 GT1 produced 550 horsepower and speeds up to 205mph (330 km/h) in testing on the Mulsanne Straight.
This model replicates the test car that was made by the Porsche factory in preparation for the assault on the Le Mans 24hr endurance race. The original #26 car helped secure Porsche's role in endurance racing history with a record-breaking 16th win at the legendary Circuit Le Sarthe in 1998. These precision die-cast metal models are 1/43 scale, a convenient size for any desk or display case. Incredible attention has been paid to make the shape of cars as true to scale as possible. Fine exterior details like radiators, disc brakes, brake calipers, mirrors, wings, exhaust, headlight buckets, mirrors, tow hooks, radio antennae and sponsor logos combine to make the models extremely realistic. Each car has a fully painted and detailed interior, complete with a roll cage, racing seat, fire extinguisher, steering wheel, dashboard and even defroster lines in the rear window. These models come mounted to a display platform that includes a clear plastic protective case, and the car can be easily removed from the platform for individual display. Remember: all of these fantastic recreations are made in limited quantities, once gone they will never be available again. Also collect the other Porsche 911 GT1 limited-edition die-cast models, including the fantastic 2-car set from HPI!#8050 Porsche 911 GT1 (#26) 1998 LM #8051 Porsche 911 GT1 (#25 & #26) 1998 LM Set #8093 Porsche 911 GT1(#7) 1998 FIA GT #8095 Porsche 911 GT1(#8) 1998 FIA GT #8029 Porsche 911 GT1 1998 Road Car #8081 Porsche 911 GT1 1998 Test car