Sold for $800,000
- 5.7-liter, 605 horsepower ten-cylinder engine
- Six-speed manual transmission
- Only 24 miles on the odometer
- Freshly served, factory fresh, turn-key ready
- Believed to be the lowest mileage, privately owned Carrera GT on the planet
- One owner, delivered new to Ohio
- GT Silver Metallic paint over Terracotta leather
- Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
- Factory Terracotta luggage
- Factory car cover still sealed in plastic delivery bag
Three years after the prototype was unveiled, the Porsche Carrera GT was officially introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in March of 2003. The race-bread Carrera GT received a 10-cylinder, 5.7-liter naturally aspirated engine that produced 605 horsepower and 437 pound-feet of torque. Porsche placed behind this engine a specially designed six-speed manual gearbox. The combined powertrain developments in this car pushed it to a 60-mph sprint in a mere 3.5 seconds; and in 6.8 seconds the Porsche could reach 100-mph.
The technological advancements were not limited only to the powertrain. Porsche ensured that the monocoque and subframe would withstand the driving dynamics and top performance by making these components out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (the first production car to utilize this material). These chassis components guaranteed the car would remain lightweight and also preserve utmost rigidity. The Carrera GT used only the top components engineered from Porsche, which included the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes; and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Clutch to transmit the power the drivetrain generates (the first car in the world to be equipped with a ceramic clutch).
On May 6, 2006 the production of the successful and loved Carrera GT came to an end. During its short production run it was named “Best Dream Car 2004” by Road & Track Magazine; and in 2005 on the popular MotorWeek television show, it was named the “Best Dream Machine.” From the time that the Carrera GT was introduced in 2003 more than 1,270 were sold with 604 finding their new homes in North America. These figures were greater than almost any supercar made during the same time. These numbers are a true testament to the desirability and performance of this very special Porsche.
Originally designed for racing, the Porsche Carrera GT is simply a racecar dressed in street car attire. This is one of the last supercars built with no driver-assist functions and a six-speed manual transmission.
Exemplifying the exterior is GT Silver Metallic paint; as well as tires that were specially designed for the Carrera GT. The wheels are made of extremely lightweight magnesium. Once inside the Carrera GT, it is immediately clear that the Porsche engineers gave as much thought to the interior as they did to the exterior; and all of the mechanical components. The interior is tailored with carbon-fiber bucket seats wrapped with Terracotta leather trim. Almost every surface throughout the cockpit is covered with aluminum, carbon-fiber or leather. The amenities inside the car are limited, but include a manually controlled air conditioning system; and a CD player with Becker Online Pro. The shifter, topped with a wooden knob, was thoughtfully placed to give the driver a faster shifting sequence with less time being wasted when moving the hand from the steering wheel to shift. A wooden shift-knob is rumored to have been used to pay homage to the Porsche 917 which had to use a wooden knob because the heat that was transmitted from the drivetrain made its way to the original metal shift-knobs
Although there were 1,270 Carrera GT’s sold during the production run; with extensive research completed, this is believed to be the lowest mileage, privately owned example on the planet with a minuscule 24 delivery miles on the odometer. It is presented with delivery stickers still attached to the windows. This one-owner Porsche was originally delivered to Ohio, where it has remained as part of a prominent German-based collection. The Carrera GT has been freshly serviced; making it a turn-key, factory-fresh example.
The factory Terracotta luggage has never been removed from the Porsche. The factory car cover has never been removed from the bag, and it is still sealed in the plastic tote that it was shipped from the factory in.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the most exclusive, privately owned Porsche Carrera GT on the planet. This Carrera GT is the crème de la crème of the 1,270 examples built; and sure to be a gathering point of any motorcar collection.