Posts tagged GT1
Kaiju Castaway - 1997 Lamborghini Diablo GT1

Using the standard 5.7L unit as a base, Lamborghini enlarged the stroke, fitted strengthened internals, lightened the block and developed an improved injection system for a 135 horsepower gain. The 6.0L, 60 degree V12 now managed to churn out 655 horsepower at an ear-splitting 7500 rpm, and 686 Nm (505 ft lbs) at 5500 rpm.

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Awful Aftertaste - 1998 Bitter GT1

Owing to the much larger V10, the car’s chassis had to be stretched substantially. This coincided with Hezeman’s plans for the body, which would sport larger front and rear sections in order to generate more downforce. Lotus designer Martin Ogilvie was drafted in for a few days to realize this concept in a more professional manner.

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Escalation Game - 1997 Lister Storm GTL

For the other teams competing in BPR, Porsche latest trick was very bad news. The 911 GT1 swiftly laid waste to the conservatively modified opposition upon arrival late in the 1996 season, leaving the writing on the wall.

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Stockholm Syndrome - 1996 Mercedes-McLaren F1 GTR Test Mule

After some deliberation, Mercedes settled on trying to buy a used McLaren F1 GTR, the car which had won the final season of BPR. In contrast to the 911 GT1 and Mercedes’ planned racer, the original F1 GTR was nothing more than the world’s fastest car with some tweaks to make it fit for racing.

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