Porsche Carrera GT 2006
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First delivery: Germany
Cars built: c. 1,270
Performance (PS/ kW): 612/ 450
Engine: 10 cylinder V10 four-cam
Engine capacity: 5,733 ccm
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
The story of Porsche’s Carrera GT starts five years before the first production model left Porsche’s facilities in Leipzig, Germany. Porsche sought to develop a new Le Mans prototype to replace the venerable GT1, which was powered by a 5.5-litre V-10 engine. Although a change in FIA rules shelved its racing plans while the model was in development, Porsche remained undeterred and continued forward with plans to make the platform suitable for road use.
To attract attention to its stand at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, Porsche displayed a road-going concept of the car alongside its other models. With the amount of attention that the concept received combined with additional revenue from the Cayenne, Porsche decided to go ahead with production. The Carrera GT was first offered for sale in 2004, alongside the Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
The Carrera GT was a groundbreaker in many ways; manufacture of its full carbon-fibre monocoque and subframe was subcontracted to ATR Composites of Collonna, Italy. To that very strong and lightweight structure was attached a racing-derived suspension with upper and lower wishbones and inboard, rocker-arm suspension at all four corners, eight-piston monoblock front brake callipers, and four-piston monoblock rear callipers with ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic brake rotors, all surrounded by forged magnesium-alloy centre-lock road wheels.
The mid-mounted 5.7-litre dry-sump, normally aspirated engine has dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Developing more than 600 horsepower, this marvellous powerplant could propel this wonderful 1,250-kilogram machine to 100 km/h in less than four seconds, and 0–200 km/h in less than 10 seconds, with a terminal velocity of nearly 330 km/h. A new small-diameter single-flywheel and carbon-ceramic clutch package driving a six-speed manual transaxle allowed a very low engine placement and centre of gravity, giving the new chassis tremendous handling qualities.
At the same time, the Carrera GT was quite luxurious, as befitting its nearly €350,000 price tag, with brushed aluminium and carbon-fibre interior trim, leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a stereo system, and a colour TFT screen providing three levels of comprehensive information and navigation assistance. The two racing-style seats have adjustable knee and leg supports, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel has hand-painted Porsche crest telescopes for driver convenience. A very “retro” feature is the laminated wood gearshift knob, remindful of the immortal 917.
The Carrera GT was also fitted with extensive safety systems, including front and side airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, bi-xenon headlamps, LED taillamps and directionals, and a rear wing that extends automatically at 120 km/h to enhance stability. Initial demand was such that Porsche allotted only one or two units to each of its dealers worldwide. Although a 1,500-unit production run was planned, ultimately only 1,270 examples were delivered beginning in 2004, many of which quickly disappeared into private collections.
This lovely example, one of the last cars built, was completed at Porsche’s factory at Leipzig on spring 2006. Supplied new to Germany, it spent all it´s life in one single hand in Germany. Finished in seal-grey with terracotta leather, it is supplied with its tool kits, including the centre-lock wheels tool. This virtually new supercar, having recorded less than 10,000 kilometres, is in outstanding overall condition and would be an enviable addition to any collection of the world’s best sports cars.
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