Vehicles | January 3, 2017 9:00 am

This Car Is Street Legal, Miraculously

A Le Mans-approved Porsche for, ya know, everyday use

Remember those flushed-cheek days of youth when you had to be dropped off by your painfully embarrassing parents at school?

This would’ve been a game-changer, back then.

Not an inconspicuous ride by any means, this super-rare Porsche 911 GT1 is — somehow — street-legal, although it would certainly be more at home on a racetrack than a junior-high-school bus loop. See: limited cargo space.

It’s one of just 25 993-generation GT1 units built to comply with the mid-’90s street-ready regulations. Pushing out 600 ponies from a 3.2-liter boxer engine, this 993 made its first mark on the racing scene at Hockenheim’s FIA GT Championship, finishing 8th overall. After that, it took to competing in 24 Hours of Le Mans, but some major hiccups along the way forced the ride into a temporary retirement. But two weeks thereafter, the GT1 returned to finish 9th overall at Nurburgring, and later competed in the ‘98 24 Hours of Daytona and the British GT Championship.

Now, after some thorough servicing, the UK’s Mark Donaldson is ready to release the GT1 into the wild for anyone with cavernous pockets and a kid who needs to get to school.