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Posted: 13 Jun 2014
#26 Porsche 911 GT1 ‘98
2014 sees Porsche returning to La Sarthe with their first full works effort since 1998. That year it won the race – the German outfit’s 16th overall victory – in this: the 911 GT1.
Lower and longer than its two predecessors, the 1998 evolution of the GT1 featured Porsche's very first full carbon fibre monocoque chassis. It was also up against some mighty tough competition from Mercedes, BMW and Toyota.
But Le Mans is all about mechanical endurance, and that’s where the Porsche was strongest, stomping home after 351 laps as the competition lagged behind.