Porsche is working on a new GT1 track car

Porsche is working on a new GT1 track car

July 15, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Porsche’s sports car range is now larger than ever. The Stuttgart-based company has several hardcore models based on the 911 and 718 that fill different niches, but the automaker still lacks a true flagship model. That could soon change with an unexpected move by Porsche.

Australian newspaper Drive says a modern successor to the GT1 hypercar may already be under development. The information came from a Porsche employee in the US, who told the publication that the brand has already started early booking from potential VIP customers. The information was leaked during the recent release of the new Spike’s Car Radio podcast, created by Porsche enthusiast Spike Feresten.

“Right now, if you want, you can post a deposit for the Porsche GT1,” Feresten said during the podcast. “There are rumors … they are going to announce this in August. There will be a new mid-engined Porsche GT1 special car that will follow in the footsteps of the Carrera GT, the 918 … and now the new GT1. “

but do not take everything seriously, since the information has not been officially confirmed. What’s more, the report says that Porsche enthusiast and friend of Spike Feresten, comedian and star Jerry Seinfeld, was reportedly unfamiliar with rumors of an ideological successor to the GT1. This could indicate the credibility of the rumors, although it could also mean that Seinfeld was simply not among the VIP clients.

If the rumors do turn out to be true, it will be very interesting to see if Porsche will use the latest-generation 911 as the base for a new hypercar, or will instead use the race car of its motorsport division. As a reminder, last December Porsche unveiled the so-called LMDh racing car for the World Endurance Championship (WEC), and it is possible that a new road hypercar could be based on this car.