Porsche Carrera GT for sale
The Porsche Carrera GT can trace its roots back to a stillborn racing program in the late 1990s, when Porsche sought to produce a new Le Mans prototype to replace the GT1. Originally intended to be powered by a 5.5-liter V-10, a change in FIA rules shelved Porsche’s racing plans while the model was in development. Porsche believed it could adapt the platform for use on the road if the car could not be used for racing.
The Carrera GT was first seen in concept form on Porsche’s stand at the Paris Motor Show in 2000. The concept received a massive amount of attention. With additional revenue thanks to the then-new Cayenne SUV, Porsche decided to proceed with production going head-to-head with the Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and even the Ford GT.
Notable technology includes a full carbon fibre monocoque and subframe produced by ATR Composites of Colonna, Italy. The Carrera GT was also fitted with a racing-derived suspension with upper and lower wishbones and inboard, and rocker-arm suspension at all four corners. Ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic brakes are surrounded by forged magnesium alloy center-lock wheels.
While Porsche planned a 1,500-unit production run, only 1,270 examples were delivered beginning in 2004 and ending on May 6, 2006. A total of 644 units were sold in the United States, 31 units in Canada and 49 units in the UK.
This Carrera GT was first delivered on 31st April 2005 in GT Silver Metallic with Ascot Brown and Natural Black Leather trim. Factory options were a Carrera GT Car cover, manually adjustable air conditioning system and Porsche Online Pro CD Radio with BOSE sound system.
This outstanding Carrera GT has covered just 982 miles from new.